A Claycord mail thief was caught red-handed, but unfortunately, he hasn’t been arrested, yet.
The following note came from a Claycordian who lives off Pine Hollow Road….
Our Claycord neighborhood was hit by a mail thief on Friday morning and fortunately he was not only witnessed and confronted, but his face was caught very clearly on a surveillance camera.
My husband and neighbor were coming back from coffee about 9:30am. When they pulled into our driveway, they spotted a kid about 16-18 years old at our mailbox with mail on the ground. This was mail he had previously picked up from Paso Del Rio and Discovery Way, as ours hadn’t been delivered yet.
As soon as the kid realized he’d been spotted, he bolted on his BMX bike. My husband and friend followed him and were able to corner him on a nearby court. A load of mail he had stuffed into his sweatshirt dropped onto the street and he gave a lame story about why he had it. As a third neighbor approached, the kid bolted on his bike toward Pine Hollow, leaving the mail in the street.
The police came and took a report with a description of the kid – mixed race, short dark hair and dark eyes, with no identifying traits (no tattoos, piercings, unusual facial features or accent, etc.).
The police took the mail for redistribution.
Later in the day, we learned the kid had been caught on a neighbor’s surveillance camera, with a clear shot of his face, as well as details of his BMX bike. It also showed his sweatshirt/hoodie stuffed with what was probably the big load of mail. I’m hoping we can get a photo of this scumbag to be posted on Claycord.
If we’re able to get a hold of a picture, and it’s ok’d for release by the police, then we’ll definitely post it on Claycord.com.