A Key to the City? Thieves Again Appear to Use USPS Key to Enter Chicago Buildings

Uptown resident Alicia Hawley says she can’t believe how quick postal thieves got in and out of her condo building.

“Three minutes, from start to finish,” said Hawley, the president of her condo association. “One person was carrying U.S. postal bins. The other person had the key. It tells me it was a coordinated effort..that it was planned, and they knew what they were doing.”

Hawley said the burglary was especially suspicious because, after reviewing footage from the building’s surveillance cameras, she saw a mail carrier dropped off a bag of mail the day before without putting it into individual mailboxes, which Hawley thought made it easier to steal.

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