Postal police, customers furious after theft of Amazon packages left outside Queens post office

NEW YORK — The holiday season is now in full swing, and so are the thieves looking to steal your packages.

That’s why postal police and customers alike are infuriated by a recent theft of multiple packages in Queens, and a local union tells CBS2’s Tim McNicholas it could have been prevented.

New York is a holiday shopping mecca, in person or online, but when McNicholas showed shoppers a picture of a pillaged pile of packages, it didn’t exactly fill them with holiday cheer.

Amazon was supposed to bring the pallet of packages to USPS over the weekend so they could finish their delivery, but postal inspectors say an Amazon driver left them on the sidewalk early Sunday morning, outside the closed security gate at the Jamaica post office, then left.

“This was not a secure location,” a postal inspector said. “And provided the opportunity for thieves to help themselves to unattended packages.”


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