Mail collection box ripped from ground, stolen in Oakland

 

OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) – Mail theft isn’t that uncommon, but thieves took it up a notch by stealing a collection box from an intersection in Oakland.

Liz Chapman said she stepped outside her home at the corner of Chabot Road and Chabot Crest on Monday and noticed that the USPS mailbox that sits on the street was missing.

That is when she decided to check her home security camera.

At 1 a.m. a truck pulls up and you see the lights of the truck and you can only see the lights. “It pulls up… there’s a little noise,” Chapman describes. A loose metal bolt and disturbed concrete are all that remain where the “blue box” once stood.

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