Cameras help catch mail thieves

Credit: KGUN, Tucson, AZ
Published 1 week ago - Duration: 01:52s
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Cameras help catch mail thieves

SOME OF THEM HIT THE SEWELLNEIGHBORHOOD -- JUST EAST OFTUCSON'S MIDTOWN.BUT AS 9 ON YOUR SIDE'S CRAIGSMITH REPORTS -- MODERN CAMERAS,AND COMMUNICATION OFFER MOREHOPE OF CATCHING THE CROOKS.WHEN KARLA REALIZED SOMEONECLEANED OUT HER MAILBOX AND HITHER NEIGHBORS TOO, SHE PUT OUTTHE WORD ON THE NEXTDOOR APP ANDCHECKED HER SURVEILLANCERECORDINGS...SURE ENOUGH ABOUT 730 WEDNESDAYNIGHT, THERE WAS A CARGOING MAILBOX TO MAILBOX PICKINGUP EVERYTHING FROM JUNK MAIL TOTHE INFO THIEVES NEED FORIDENTITY THEFT.CRAIG: NOW THAT CHEAP, HIGHQUALITY CAMERAS ARE JUST ABOUTEVERYWHERE THAT'S MADE LIFE ALOT HARDER FOR MAIL THIEVES BUTEASIER FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT."NEW PRODUCTS LIKE VIDEO DOORBELLS CATCH IMAGES OF THIEVESSCAMPERING OFF WITH PACKAGES.FOR U.S. POSTAL INSPECTOR DANGROSSENBACH IT LENDS A WHOLE NEWMEANING TO SEE YOU IN COURT."IT'S EVERYWHERE NOW AND ITWASN'T THAT WAY JUST FIVE YEARSAGO.TECHNOLOGY, THE LOWER COST OFVIDEO, THE PREVALENCE OFON-LINE PRESENCE, SOCIAL MEDIAALL PAVE THE WAY FOR A MUCHBETTERWAY TO IDENTIFY OUR BAD GUYS."AND HE SAYS WHEN MAIL THIEVESUNDERSTAND THEIR CRIME WILL BESEENIN COURT THEY OFTEN PLEAD GUILTYAND SAVE US ALL THEEXPENSE OF A TRIAL.KARLA HAD ANOTHER SAFEGUARD:WHAT THE POSTAL SERVICE CALLSINFORMED DELIVERY.

SHE HAD APREVIEW OF THEMAIL SHE SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED SOSHE WAS ABLE TO CALL THE RIGHTCREDIT CARD COMPANIES AND MAKESURE THIEVES DIDN'T TAKE OUTCARDS IN HER NAME.TRADITIONAL SAFEGUARDS STILLMEAN A LOT TOO, LIKE GETTINGYOURMAIL AS SOON AS IT ARRIVES.MIKE GIACHETTI KNOWS THE LESSTIME YOUR MAIL'S IN THE BOX, THEBETTER.YEAH, JUST TYPICALLY TAKE MYEMAIL DOWN TO THE POST OFFICE.IF ISEE THE POST MAN COME I GO OUTAND GET THE MAIL.

OR WHEN I GETHOME, IGET THE MAIL, YOU KNOW, BUTHAVEN'T HAD A MAJOR ISSUESMYSELF.

BUT YOU ALWAYS GOT TO BEVIGILANT."CRAIG SMITH, KGUN9 ON YOUR SIDEGOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY -- IN TUCSON

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