Echo Park woman warns neighbors of mail theft

Jul 29, 2014

ECHO PARK — A woman who lives in the 2100 block of Lemoyne Street said there have been several recent instances of mail theft and some other crimes that neighbors should be aware about:

In the last week a bicycle was stolen from my backyard and my mail was also stolen from the mailbox. The mail was returned to me along with a CSA box taken from a neighbors house up the road. The man who found and returned the mail lives about half a mile away from me. My neighbors have also had their mail stolen and some have had their mailboxes vandalized with fireworks. They report seeing a suspicious juvenile around 11 or 12 years old lurking around the neighborhood. I reported the stolen bike and mail issues to the LAPD. They wrote up a report for the bike but were unable to do anything about the mail problems.

The resident, who has lived in Echo Park for more than 15 years, is not aware of this type of crime happening before on her street, “It’s very concerning as it seems to be happening in the middle of the day.”

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