Mail stolen from USPS carts in Austin: police

Two men pull up to an unattended mail cart and steal bundles of mail before fleeing, police said.

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Two USPS postal trucks were stolen from in April 2020 on the Far South Side.

Two instances of mail theft were reported Nov. 4, 2019, in Austin on the West Side.

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Chicago police are warning Austin residents of two cases of mail theft Monday in the West Side neighborhood.

In both incidents, a pair of men drove up to a United States Postal Service mail cart, one got out of the vehicle and took bundles of mail from an unattended cart before returning to the vehicle and fleeing, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

The thefts happened about 12:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Luna Avenue and about 2:10 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Nelson Street, police said.

The suspects were driving a red Dodge Avenger with temporary plates, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.

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