Ga. thieves pry open 50 mailboxes

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 7:01 AM
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NORCROSS, Ga. — Police in the Atlanta suburb of Norcross are searching for suspects after dozens of mailboxes were pried open at an apartment complex.

Police say about 50 mailboxes were pried open between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Tuesday at the Los Colinas Apartments on Brook Hollow Parkway.

Authorities tell WXIA-TV the suspects were driving a gray or light blue four-door SUV, and surveillance video captured one of them prying open mailboxes. WSB-TV reports that one suspect took as much mail as he could carry to the vehicle.

Norcross is about 18 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta in Gwinnett County.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/05/14 - 08:33 am
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Dang tooting rascals

Yep...we have rascals here ....I hope they find them.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 03/05/14 - 09:01 am
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PERPS
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Why no description? If they could see them carry mail they should have an idea what they look like. No!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/05/14 - 10:42 am
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Not GA Charges these will be Federal Charges

US Mailboxes are protected by federal law 18 USC 1705 and it is a
Federal crime to vandalize.

18-USC 1705 Destruction of letter boxes or mail
"Whoever willfully or maliciously injures, tears down or destroys any letter box or other receptacle intended or used for the receipt or delivery
of mail on any mail route, or breaks open the same or willfully or maliciously injures, defaces or destroys any mail deposited therein,
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."

Math
50 counts of violation 18 USC 1705
1 to 3

BTw:
Learning Mailbox baseball.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=f8sm7vQFkok#t=9

my.voice
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my.voice 03/05/14 - 11:03 am
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Dang - 50? And nobody saw

Dang - 50? And nobody saw this?

Sweet son
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Sweet son 03/05/14 - 12:36 pm
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Really don't understand??

What would be in a mailbox that would make someone break in/?? Government checks are sent directly to bank accounts so in my case the only other thing in the box are bills and junk mail.

Dumb criminals!

daphne3520
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daphne3520 03/05/14 - 12:38 pm
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TROLLS are HERE, TOO! NO TEXT!!!
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No TEXT!!!!

Darby
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Darby 03/05/14 - 12:39 pm
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"Dang - 50? And nobody saw this?"

Who would be up at 4 am looking at mailboxes. Anyway, the surveillance cameras caught it.

They WILL get arrested. Unless maybe the perp on camera was masked and I doubt that. Even so, someone will talk too much and that will end badly for those twits.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/05/14 - 01:59 pm
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How nice that they were caught on camera

They will enjoy Fed hard time so much more than what they would get from Georgia.

proudgunowner
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proudgunowner 03/05/14 - 09:33 pm
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Not everybody has direct
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Not everybody has direct deposit on gub'ment checks. Those bills contain plenty of information for Identity thieves. There could also be new credit cards that get mailed to people. There are also tax refund checks being mailed out this time of year. From the sound of the apartment complex there are probably plenty of non-English speaking residents living there, so there will be plenty of checks pouring into there.

proudgunowner
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proudgunowner 03/05/14 - 09:33 pm
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Not everybody has direct
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Not everybody has direct deposit on gub'ment checks. Those bills contain plenty of information for Identity thieves. There could also be new credit cards that get mailed to people. There are also tax refund checks being mailed out this time of year. From the sound of the apartment complex there are probably plenty of non-English speaking residents living there, so there will be plenty of checks pouring into there.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/06/14 - 08:12 am
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Here is some of video frame footage

Stop motion
http://www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=323160

Profile of suspect
http://www.11alive.com/images/640/360/2/assetpool/images/140304111124_1.jpg

Surprised he did not run down the Wally World or KO-Mart and purchase at least a ski mask.

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