Man arrested on suspicion of stealing mail from a Honolulu post office

Man arrested on suspicion of stealing mail from a Honolulu post office
United States Post Office Custom House and Court House in Honolulu. (Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An Oahu man charged with mail theft is being held on $25,000 bail.

Court documents say that Sean Kim was allegedly caught on surveillance cameras taking mail from post office boxes at the Downtown Post Office on Merchant Street.

The crimes allegedly happened in November of last year.

Court documents say that the post office location received a rash of complaints of stolen mail over a period of several months. USPS workers later installed surveillance cameras and captured a man using a metal object to break into mail boxes.

The suspect was later identified as Kim, and he was arrested.

Authorities also conducted a search warrant on Kim’s apartment where they found some of the stolen mail which contained checks to local businesses and organizations.

He’s set to appear in court next week. He could face up to five years behind bars if found guilty.

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