Identity theft a concern after mail stolen from Sarasota area collection boxes

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA)—Local and federal investigators are wondering who is responsible for a string of mailbox thefts that occurred at post offices in Sarasota County.

The mail was stolen from the collection boxes outside these locations after the post offices closed on Wednesday.  US Postal Inspector Doug Smith told 8 On Your Side the boxes will be replaced, but he wouldn’t disclose if any security changes are being made. His office is working with the Sarasota Police Department and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the case.

“This is not very common. If you feel uncomfortable, you can drop it off at the counter,” Smith said over the phone.

Source: Identity theft a concern after mail stolen from Sarasota Co. drop boxes | WFLA.com