Monday, November 23, 2015

Mail Thefts in Los Angeles

Dear Bel-Air Association Members and Community,

Mail theft has been increasing in Los Angeles. Mail theft rings are operating in the region.

Below is a copy of a recent Congressional Briefing regarding mail thefts that we obtained from our Congressman Ted Lieu’s office.

The US Postal Inspection Service’s briefing provides the following tips:
1.       Collect your mail from your mailbox everyday as soon as possible after it is delivered. Do not allow mail to accumulate, even in a locked mailbox.
2.       Deposit outgoing mail into blue collection boxes before the final pick up of the same day of deposit. Check the pick-up schedule posted on the box to ensure your mail will not sit in the box overnight or over the weekend. (Thefts have included fishing into blue collection boxes.)
3.       When expecting packages to be delivered, monitor tracking at, so that you know when to expect your shipment. A new U.S. Postal Service feature provides email and text alerts to notify customers of package delivery—sign up at
4.       Immediately report any suspicious activity to local police.


Your Bel-Air Association