AUSTIN — Unusual mail thefts in Austin are affecting more than just one community.
After KVUE first reported that someone appeared on security camera using a master key to break into the cluster mailboxes in the Lewis Mountain Ranch neighborhood in Southwest Austin, we received dozens of reports of additional mail thefts in nearby Circle C North.
“We asked, ‘Hey, what’s going on with the mail?’ And that’s when the mailman said someone has a master key,” Lisa Casey, a Circle C North homeowner, said.
Now, she’s stopped her mail delivery entirely because she doesn’t trust the cluster box to be safe knowing someone still has a key to break in.
“The post [office] people just keep telling us to check your mail every day. Well, that’s not going to solve it,” Casey said.