LIVERMORE, Calif. (KGO) — California is seeing a big increase in mail thefts. It has been a particularly big problem in the East Bay. ABC7 News has discovered that Livermore residents have been buying new mailboxes when it’s really the post office’s responsibility.
After thieves stole their mail and broke their cluster box at the end of January, Julie Herd called the postmaster inspector to report the problem and find a solution. “The post office wasn’t exactly helpful,” she said. “They referred me back to the local post office who then referred me back to the hub, who then so helpfully told me it’s not their responsibility to fix the post office boxes.”