The Postal Service is making changes to try and thwart thieves. Traditional postal keys will soon be useless.
“The postal service is moving to an electronic key, basically where you would have to have a code with a scanner that can be turned off instantly if it’s stolen,” explains Montgomery.
But until every postal carrier shifts to the new technology, U.S. Postal Inspectors continue to search for and find the robbers. A number of arrests have been made in Monroe County over the last year. Some cases are still pending; other suspects have been convicted and sentenced to time in federal prison.