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New Jersey Man Charged with Using Postal Keys to Steal Mail from Mail Collection Boxes in New Haven and West Haven

June 13, 2023
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Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Ketty Larco-Ward, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division, announced that IXAVIER HOLMAN, JR., 31, of Secaucus, New Jersey, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with mail theft offenses.

As alleged in court documents and statements made in court, on at least six occasions between December 2022 and June 2023, Holman used stolen mail collection box keys to steal mail from blue collection boxes at post offices located at 95 Fountain Street in New Haven and 589 Campbell Avenue in West Haven.  Holman was arrested this morning after he returned to the West Haven post office and accessed the collection box in an attempt to steal mail.

It is alleged that, at the time of his arrest, Holman possessed two mail collection box keys.

The complaint charges Holman with possession of a postal key, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years; theft of mail, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years; and theft of U.S. Postal Service property, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of three years.

U.S. Attorney Avery stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Holman appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria E. Garcia in New Haven and was released on bond.

This investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the West Haven and New Haven Police Departments.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel E. Cummings.

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