Federal officials are investigating the theft of four 200-pound mailboxes that were bolted into concrete slabs in Glendale, Burbank and Pacoima in less than a week.
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 said.
Most recently, a drive-up mail collection box was discovered missing July 2 at the Glendale post office at 6444 San Fernando Rd., Focht said. It’s not clear when the mailbox was stolen, but it was there when the post office closed the day before.
A similar collection box was stolen from the same postal facility sometime after the last pick-up at 1:30 p.m. on June 25, Focht said.
One drive-up mailbox was also stolen in an industrial area in Burbank at 7535 N. San Fernando Rd. overnight June 24 and at the Pacoima post office at 13507 Van Nuys Blvd. sometime between 3 p.m. June 25 and 10:30 a.m. June 27, officials reported.