Video: Postal Service offers reward after thieves steal entire mailbox

Something is missing at the Waipahu post office and now the search is on for thieves who made off with the blue mailbox and the mail inside.

All that’s left on the sidewalk are holes and broken bolts.

The U.S. Postal Service is offering a reward of $10,000 for the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for this crime.

“Mail theft is one the biggest challenges the postal service faces in Hawaii,” according to Postal Inspector Brian Shaughnessy. “Acquiring stolen mail can be very appealing to a lot of drug addicts. A drug user might be paid $40 or $50 for a bag of stolen mail or the mail can then be exchanged for a small amounts of methamphetamine or heroin.” KHON

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