Coronavirus Stimulus Mailbox Thief

June 1st, 2020 | By SentriForce

A video request was submitted by a Homeowner Association board member after realizing that their mail was missing and their bank was declining transactions, along with several other community residents.

With the time frame provided, our VRT (Video Retrieval Team) quickly found the footage that was needed and acquired definitive information with specialized license plate capture cameras to identify the suspects responsible.

In this video, you can see the suspect break into or attempt to break into three (3) different public postal mail boxes.

This act equates to 3 felonies, not counting criminal activities after the fact, (mail fraud, identity theft, embezzlement…) Under Federal laws (Title 18, USC, Section 1705) violators can be fined up to $250,000, or imprisoned for up to three (3) years, for each act of attempted and actual mail theft.

As if the coronavirus pandemic is not enough to worry about…


Video surveillance helps answer the WHO, WHAT and WHEN questions that arise after an incident occurs.

With the proper video footage, video surveillance can help recover monies on damaged property such as entry and exit gates, community park and playground equipment, and community center assets.

Surveillance footage helps assist law enforcement with criminal investigations and helps district attorneys in prosecution.

It helps provide both investigative and prosecutorial evidence.

Additionally, a high-quality video surveillance system will help in the overall community effort to reduce criminal activity in the association.

These systems help to deliver a general sense of “peace of mind” to the community members.

For information about managed video surveillance services for your Homeowners Association, contact SentriForce.

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