I live on Maple St near Rogers Ave. Please warn your readers that people are stealing mail that is placed into blue mailboxes.I have collected dozens of pieces of mail that were strewn on the street - tax returns, bill payments, birthday cards, school transcripts, you name it.When I first noticed this in January, I would return the mail to the senders. That soon became overwhelming as the volume increased. I now send the mail back to the USPO Consumer Affairs Division.It started up again last (week) and I talked to a Federal enforcement agent who explained this is becoming rampant. These idiots are looking for "anything" - cash, Netflix CDs, identity theft, etc.I know this is happening with the blue mailbox on the corner of Rogers and Maple, as well as mailboxes on Clarkson and probably others in the neighborhood.Please warn people to only send mail inside the local post office building or hand it to a letter carrier.
The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Mail Thief on Maple
The Postman Only Rings Once, and soon not on Saturdays, but the Postal-Thief Rings Not At All. He slinks through nights, rifling through your belongings and identify. From a reader comes this warning: