Thieves target locked mailboxes in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – You’ve heard of porch pirates swiping your holiday packages off your front doorstep before you do.

Now, there are new, more confident Christmas crooks in Colorado Springs finding ways to open locked mailboxes and steal your mail.

The Postal Inspection Service tells 11 News there were two more reports Friday in Colorado Springs. One, in the 80919 zip code. The other was in the 80910 zip code.

Rick Erickson lives in Mountain Shadows. He called Springs police after his wife saw the open mailboxes while driving to work Friday morning.”It was just open,” said Erickson. “I didn’t poke around because I knew I wasn’t supposed to touch the scene. I did take a couple photos and then called the police.”

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