According to Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office Spokesman Jeff Sprong, on June 4th, an unidentified man broke into a United Parcel Service (UPS) Store in Sun City. Mr. Sprong said the man broke into the UPS Store at 99th Avenue and Bell Road after the store was closed and entered the secured area within the Store. According to Mr. Sprong, the man left the Store with an unknown amount of mail. The Sherriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact them.
Mail theft is a federal offense covered by 18 U.S.C. § 1702 which states “Whoever takes any letter, post card, or package out of any post office or authorized depository . . . before it has been delivered to the person to whom it was directed, with design to obstruct the correspondence, or to pry into the business or secrets of another . . . shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five (5) years, or both.” Under this law, a person will be subject to five (5) years of imprisonment for each piece of mail stolen.
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