Inside Job? Thieves Use Postal Service Master Key To Swipe Packages

CHICAGO (CBS) — They enter empty-handed but walk out carry bags of stolen packages from a mailroom.

The theft alone is alarming, but CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reports, there’s a concern about how the thieves gain access to the West Loop condos.

The suspects don’t break in or wait for somebody to open a door. The enter with a key–one that only postal workers should carry.

On video, thieves pack up—and haul away packages from a building’s mailroom. They leave with bags of goods over their shoulder.

“They’re like Santa Claus,” a resident said.

But there’s no joy the rightful owners get from seeing their packages walk out of the door

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  • Jimbob

    So if the mailman has the only key, how do the residents get their mail?

  • postalnews

    They use their key for their individual mail receptacle.

  • Sly

    The postal worker has a key to get in the building. That also have a key to open the mailbox units to deliver the mail. Each individual mailbox has its own key to be used when the postal worker has closed the mailbox units.