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Four 200-pound mailboxes stolen from Valley post offices

July 13, 2011 | 11:02 pm

Federal officials are investigating the theft of four 200-pound mailboxes in less than a week at post offices in Glendale, Burbank and Pacoima. Each of the boxes was bolted into a concrete slab.

Authorities have no suspects and no way to tell how many customers were affected or who may now be vulnerable to identity theft, U.S. Postal Inspector Renee Focht told the Glendale News-Press.

The thefts appear to be a “recent trend,” Focht said, adding that it was too early in the investigation to determine if they are related.

“That’s something we are taking into consideration,” she said.

Focht would not say if there were surveillance cameras at the postal facilities that were hit, citing security issues. She encouraged concerned postal customers to contact their financial institutions immediately and check their credit reports.

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