Postal service replaces stolen mailboxes in north-west Tucson

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TUCSON, Ariz. – The U.S. Postal Service replaced two blue collection boxes Thursday.

The boxes were stolen from the Ruthrauff Commerce Center at 2480 W. Ruthrauff Rd. sometime after the last collection time late Tuesday afternoon.  The boxes were reported missing the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 15.

The Postal Service last collected mail from the boxes on Tuesday, December 14, at approximately 3:20 p.m. Customers who deposited mail in the boxes after the last known collection time on Tuesday should call the Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-2455, select option 3 and file a mail theft complaint.

The Postal Service suggests when depositing outgoing mail in a collection box, customers should always check that day's collection schedule posted on the receptacle and make sure mail is deposited before the last posted collection time.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the theft of two blue collection boxes

Mail theft carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please call (877) 876-2455 and select option 5.