North Dallas condos targeted again by mail thieves

People who live in a far North Dallas condo complex hope video of three suspected mailbox thieves will help police find them.

The video shows a woman crawl over the fence and then open the gate door to let the others in where they appear to break into the mailboxes and steal mail.

Residents at Parkway Quarters say about 70 of them total have been victims. Mailbox thieves have struck not once but at least twice that they know of.

In June, the trio was caught on camera jumping the fence and scoping out the place before helping themselves to other people's mail.

“They had one girl standing here as a lookout. They put their hand on the button to get out the gate and they had two other people with big knapsacks just filling it up,” said resident Lisa Pirtle.

Just four days after the incident, the same couple was seen breaking into another mail room nearby at Woodhaven Condos.

And just this past weekend, residents at Parkway Quarter woke up Sunday morning to another break-in.

“The whole thing was open. It wasn't just ours specifically,” said resident Aaron Koehne. “It was the entire box. Everyone's mail was completely open.”

The cameras mysteriously stopped working Saturday night when they believe the latest break-in happened.

It's unclear if the groups are working together, but residents say they contacted Dallas police and the U.S. Postal Service.

“I've been working really hard to get my credit back in top shape, and now this happens. I'm worried,” said Pirtle. “It's an invasion of your privacy.”

Dallas police are limited in what they can do since tampering with and stealing mail is a federal crime.

The USPS Inspectors Service says it’s an active investigation, but wouldn't say if they're close to making any arrests. Until then, residents are hoping the mail thieves don’t come back.

Residents say they will be repairing the mailboxes and now have a security guard, gate and cameras to discourage thieves.

Stealing or tampering with mail is a federal crime. If caught, the thieves face up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. 

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