Video: USPS ‘master key’ stolen, raises concern of mail thefts in Mill Creek WA area

MILL CREEK, Wash. – It’s a mail thief’s dream, stealing a Postal Service master key to all the mailboxes and blue collection bins in two zip codes.

On Tuesday, a mail carrier says a group of thieves started a conversation with her and distracted her long enough to grab her master key.  It happened in Mill Creek in the 98021 and 98012 zip codes.

Mill Creek’s Craig Peterson has had a rough few years.

“I’ve had five times my identity stolen in the last three or four years,” said Peterson.

He says mailbox thieves are to blame.

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