ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) – East Atlanta residents are fed up with finding their mailboxes emptied or torn envelopes and packages tossed on the ground several blocks away.
One resident, who asked us not to use his name, said there’s been a recent uptick in mail theft in his neighborhood.
“It’s happening every night, so there’s just no telling how many victims there are,” he said.
FOX 5’s Emilie Ikeda spoke to residents on Haas, Patterson and Oak Grove Avenues who all shared similar stories of missing mail or opened envelopes littering the street.
One homeowner’s security camera showed someone walking down the street, looking through his mailbox, and then moving on. The man did not find anything in the video captured Monday morning, but the homeowner said that hasn’t always been the case.
FOX 5 confirmed the U.S. Postal Inspection Service has received several formal complaints regarding mail theft in the area.