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U.S. Postal Service suggests steps to prevent mail theft during holidays


Last updated 12/21/2017 at Noon

RIVERSIDE – U.S. Postal Service officials are recommending that Inland Empire residents take a few extra precautions this holiday season to ensure the safe receipt and delivery of packages and to protect against mail theft.

Postal Service spokeswoman Kemie Green said the agency anticipates carrying 15 billion items – from cards to boxes – throughout the country between now and Christmas. Some of those deliveries will be in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, where postal theft has been on the rise.

Green said postal inspectors are working “around the clock” to keep shipments...

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