Postal officials investigate Cheyenne mail thefts

Cheyenne, Wyo. – U.S. postal inspectors and police are investigating reports of mail being stolen from residents' mailboxes in the south and east parts of Cheyenne.

In the past several weeks, residents have reported that their mail was stolen and dumped in other locations after being opened. Postal Inspector Chris Lucas says the mail is secure, but postal
officials want to warn residents someone may be trying to seek their personal and financial information. They encourage people to retrieve their mail every day and to place any outgoing mail in blue collection boxes at post offices.

Stealing, destroying or tampering with mail is a felony punishable by up to five years and prison and a $250,000 fine.