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Mail the theft of about $660K plague New York county

YONKERS, new york – Authorities say about $660,000 has been stolen from 85 victims of mail theft in Yonkers, New York, since January.

The Journal News says Democratic Mayor Mike Spano and Police Commissioner Charles Gardner blasted the postal service on Wednesday.

Most of the thefts are from the street collection boxes. Ten were struck early Tuesday.

It is the latest in a rash of mail thefts that have plagued the area in the lower Westchester County.

The police in the neighboring Bronxville say mail was recently stolen from the deposit slot in the post office lobby.

Spano says that some thieves have even used the keys to unlock boxes.

Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel is also working on the problem.

The Post says that it is made up of a large number of “mailbox fishing” arrests and the intensification of the prevention and enforcement.

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Information from: the Journal News, http://www.lohud.com

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