USPS reviews security procedures following mail theft, offers reward

Published: Jun. 10, 2011 at 4:57 PM HST|Updated: Jun. 10, 2011 at 8:16 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The United States Postal Service is reviewing its security procedures following a recent mail theft at the Waialae-Kahala Post Office.

The incident was reported on June 3 when thieves took a tray of mail from the loading dock.

According to USPS Corporate Communications Specialist Duke Gonzales, a tray of mail can hold anywhere between a dozen to a couple hundred pieces of mail.

It is unknown at this time how many pieces of mail were stolen.

Since the incident occurred, cases of identity theft or adverse consequences have not been reported.

Honolulu police have opened a criminal investigation.

The post office has reached out to customers in the area who may be affected by the theft.

"This is an extremely rare circumstance, but we're taking it as an opportunity to revisit our security procedures," said Gonzales.

According to USPS law enforcement arm, the incident is considered a federal offense. If caught, the suspect faces up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The USPS is offering a reward of $10,00 leading to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-877-876-2455.

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