CORONA — Federal authorities are investigating a rash of community mailbox thefts in Riverside County.
“The whole mailbox was gone which was shocking..I’ve never heard of such a thing happening,” Liza said.
Corona has had lots of mailbox thefts – one neighborhood had 8,” according to Dean.
This quiet neighborhood of Sycamore Creek has had three mailboxes stolen.
The most recent was January 2nd.
Big cluster mail boxes – carrying for 16 homes each- and weighing over a hundred and fifty pounds – ripped out from cement ground.
The crimes were committed close to the holidays and many families are just getting back from vacation – so there are concerns about what thieves made off with.
The Sycamore Creek Community Association is advising residents to empty their mail boxes every day.