A U.S. Postal Service vehicle was stolen Sunday afternoon in Belmont Central on the Northwest Side and recovered several hours later in the west suburbs.
A letter carrier was delivering packages when someone entered the unlocked vehicle, which had its keys inside, according to United States Postal Inspection Service spokeswoman Julie Kenney.
Chicago police said a male entered the vehicle about 2:30 p.m. in the 3400 block of North Overhill Drive and drove away.
Witnesses told WLS-TV that the letter carrier was seen chasing after the stolen vehicle.
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