Criminals have been breaking into the blue collection boxes outside of post offices in Tulsa and Owasso, forcing employees to tape the bins shut to protect people from thieves.
Now, the National President for the Postal Police Officers Union is weighing in.
“The postal service downplays the mail theft problem. They don’t issue warnings, they’ll tape up a blue collection box, but they won’t explain why,” said Albergo. “They very rarely notify the community that there’s a mail theft problem. Usually the banks are the ones notifying the victims.”