2 men arrested for stealing mail in SW Miami-Dade

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Two men have been arrested for mail theft in Southwest Miami-Dade.

United States Postal Service officials said a witness saw the suspects in action at the Sunset Bay Apartments sometime between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., Wednesday.

“They came out the car and went towards the mailboxes right here behind me and started loading a big shopping bag full of mail and packages,” the witness said.

The subjects forced their way inside the mailbox and stole over 100 items, according to the witness.

The witness, who asked to remain anonymous, said this has been a problem in the neighborhood for months, so when he saw the suspects he called Miami-Dade Police who made the arrests.

“It feels good that finally they were caught,” the witness said.

All the mail recovered will be returned to whom it belongs.

Officials said one of the men faces federal charges. If found guilty, he could spend up to five years in prison.

“I’m glad that they got caught, so hopefully, next time somebody will think twice before robbing,” said resident Michelle Zapata.

Residents said they were relieved that the two mail thieves got caught. At a time when many South Floridians are still waiting on their stimulus checks, they hope this deters anyone from trying something similar in the future.

“You know, a lot of people are waiting on that, they’re depending on that, and imagine if that gets stolen,” said Gaby Solana, who is visiting a friend living in the apartment complex.

If you are expecting a package or a piece of mail, and you haven’t received it yet, file a report with USPS.

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