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Police working to track down mailbox burglar who struck at North Side apartments

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – San Antonio police try to track down a burglar who broke into dozens of mailboxes at a North Side condo complicated Friday morning, then escaped on a motorbike.

An officer responding to a name a couple of theft in progress round 4:30 a.m. says he noticed a person burglarizing a cluster mailbox at the Landera apartments, positioned within the 13400 block of Blanco Road.

Police say the criminal broke into 48 mailboxes on this cluster. (KSAT 12 News)

The officer chased the person who took off working however was not ready to catch him.

He says the burglar then jumped onto a motorbike and sped away.

Officers unfold out within the space, searching for the burglar however didn’t discover him.

They say they did discover a bag that he dropped within the car parking zone which appeared to comprise at least among the stolen mail.

The burglar dropped a bag as he ran which appeared to comprise at least among the stolen mail. (KSAT 12 News)

In all, they are saying he broke into 48 mailboxes within the cluster, together with the smaller kind that maintain letters and the bigger ones for packages.


Seeing police collect round her condo complicated’s mailbox is an all-too-familiar sight for Viola Register.

“We’re constantly getting notices that the mailbox has been broken in,” she mentioned.

Register mentioned the complicated’s administration had just lately put in safety lights and surveillance cameras within the hope of stopping this type of drawback.

She mentioned her mailbox has been hit earlier than, and it’s solely by luck that it wasn’t burglarized once more.

“When I put my key in, the whole section pops out. So that would be easy to get into too,” Register mentioned.

Mailbox thefts proceed to be an issue all through town, police mentioned.

They weren’t ready to decide whether or not the person who broke into these mailboxes could also be accountable for different comparable burglaries within the space.

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