ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Again and again, cluster mailboxes prove to be hot spots for thieves. That’s because most of them around Albuquerque are old, outdated and flimsy in their construction, making it too easy to break in.
Richard Adams, who lives in a gated community near Paseo del Norte and Ventura, is among the many mail theft victims of late. On Friday morning, his security cameras captured a sedan pull up to the cluster box outside his home. The surveillance video shows three people get out and pry open the boxes, grab mail and take off.
“It’s very scary that people can get in your personal information just by busting into it and in two minutes or less they’re gone,” Adams said.