Thieves break into 33 mailboxes at north-side apartment complex

SAN ANTONIO - Residents at a north-side apartment complex discovered 33 mailboxes were broken into Tuesday morning.

Residents at the New England Village apartments in the 3200 block of Howard Street told KENS 5's crew the robbery had to happen around 5 a.m. Tuesday.

SAPD said no arrests have been made.

In a statement sent to KENS 5  the postal service encourages residents to "check their mailboxes frequently and as soon as possible after the mail is delivered to lessen the risk of mail theft,".

One resident, Charles, told KENS 5 he left his apartment around 5 a.m. Tuesday and returned at 6:30 a.m. to see the mailboxes broken into. 

“Somebody in my building told me they heard something, like the sound of somebody checking their mail but very noisily,” Charles said.

He said this isn’t the first time he’s had something stolen at the apartment complex.

“I had a scooter stolen in late October from in front of my building. And about a month ago, or six weeks ago I caught somebody trying to steal my replacement scooter by cutting into a lock, and he had not been successful and took off before the police got here,” Charles said.

Charles reported both incidents to police.

Residents are encouraged to contact their local post office to report missing items.

If you or anyone you know have any information on the suspect or suspects involved in the mailbox theft contact 210-368-1623. Any tips leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects could lead to cash rewards of up to $10,000.

This is a developing story and KENS 5 will keep you updated when more information is released. 

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