Letter: Left wide open to mail theft

To the editor;

Twenty years ago I had mail and newspaper theft from my mail box so I took this theft problem into my own hands.

To the editor;

Twenty years ago I had mail and newspaper theft from my mail box so I took this theft problem into my own hands and installed a theft proof mailbox.

I live in the country and get delivery to a roadside mailbox.

My theft-proof box is 1/4-inch thick steel with a good padlock and a mail slot that would accommodate mail and newspapers, but not someone’s hand.

It worked great for 19 and 1/2 years. Then Canada Post decided in 2014 that they would not deliver my mail any more when I don’t conform to their policy of leaving a bigger hole in my box or changing my box for the type that I replaced many years ago.

What a load of crap.

When they stopped delivering my mail because I wouldn’t make the changes they requested and told me to pick up my mail from the distribution centre, I found – or should say did not find – all my mail? They lost some of it.

Now I have to leave my box unlocked once again and anybody can drive by and take my mail and everyone else’s mail who have roadside mailboxes and they don’t even have to break into the boxes like they do to the community boxes.

Thank goodness the thieves haven’t figured how much easier this is than breaking into the community boxes.

Dan Warlimont

Surrey