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Mail Carrier Thwarts Theft Of Packages

WILKES-BARRE — Federal postal inspectors say a mailman in Wilkes-Barre stopped a crook from stealing packages from a front porch. Investigators tell us a ...

WILKES-BARRE — Federal postal inspectors say a mailman in Wilkes-Barre stopped a crook from stealing packages from a front porch.

Investigators tell us a mail carrier chased down the thief after he made the delivery Monday afternoon on Barney Street.

Officials with the postal service say the mail carrier got the package back but several letters that were also taken ended up falling into Solomon Creek.

People who live on Barney Street say they are not surprised that their mailman went after the bad guy.

“He’s a real good mailman. He treats everybody good. He’s real kind to everybody. If there’s anything, he’ll help you, with your packages or anything. He’ll help you pick them up and everything else,” said Nancy Kempa.

Postal inspectors say no one was hurt and so far no one has been charged.

Investigators say mail theft is a federal offense and anyone who is missing mail or packages in that part of Luzerne County should call their local post office or USPS inspectors at 877-876-2455.