Hi all. I live in a unit complex in Homebush West, NSW. There have been reports of people getting their mail stolen for the last couple of months and one person had some money taken from their bank account (presumably due to stolen mail).
So on Monday, 11 August 2014 one of the low lifes decided to go through everyones mail in my unit complex. Unfortunately for me, I found a ripped open parcel belonging to me. From what I can tell it contained the 2 Tikbro USB cables I bought from eBay, which were advertised on here last week. (How brazen is he to just leave my ripped open parcel lying there letting me know that someone's gone through my mail.
Unluckily for this mail thief our unit complex has a security camera facing the mail box. However, the video is not the best quality and I can't make out his face. I've decided to upload that footage onto YouTube anyway.
Link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwW1C2RReyE
(You can see him ripping open my parcel, makes my blood boil).
Luckily it was only a couple of dollars worth of cables this time. However, what I'm afraid of is the mail thief getting his hands on our tax returns, bank statements etc. Now that's a scary proposition. I've thought of some things I can do now:
- Report the incident to police and give them the video.
- Take a screenshot of the mail thief and put in letterboxes around the neighbourhood.
- Get a PO Box, but the cost is $114/year.
What I want to ask OzBargainers is for suggestions on what I should do now and what I can do to prevent future mail getting stolen from the unit complex. Get creative guys, I want to punish this a***hole.