BEVERLY HILLS—A man was caught on camera stealing mail from a Beverly Hills condominium on Thursday, January 9 at 6:30 a.m. as first reported by KTLA 5 News. Residents are being asking to assist in identifying the suspect.
According to surveillance footage, the suspect is shown following a resident into the building and entering the elevator with him. The suspect exits the elevator when he gets to the mail room floor. He is shown putting some of the mail in his backpack, while leaving other mail behind.
Before he exits, he vandalized a car that was parked in the parking garage by breaking the rear window. The video shows the suspect taking items out of the back seat before leaving the establishment as another car enters the parking garage.
The suspect was last seen wearing a black beanie, a grey sweatshirt and jeans. He has been identified as a Caucasian male between the ages of 25 to 35 years old, with glasses.
The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating the case. The U.S. Postal Service was informed about the crime. Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact authorities.
Under United States Code 18 Section 1708 federal mail theft is a felony. The public is asked that if they see anyone suspicious near a mailbox or see someone steal mail to contact the police immediately. After the initial report to the police is made, they can contact the Postal inspectors at 877-876-2455.
If someone is charged with mail theft, they could face up to five years in federal prison and could be fined up to $250,000.