Reports of mail theft on the rise in Tampa Bay area

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A crime trend of thieves stealing mail from post offices has finally hit the Tampa Bay Area.

Hundreds of St. Pete residents are now on high alert after mail was stolen from a collection box outside the post office on 34th and MLK in St. Pete.

Postal inspectors say it happened on January 20 or 21 and thieves were most “likely” looking for checks for “check washing” that is, changing information on the checks so they could cash them.

Source: Reports of mail theft on the rise in Tampa Bay area – abcactionnews.com WFTS-TV