Washington Post Delivery Man Indicted for Stealing Nearly $100,000 from Haymarket Residents

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments | News

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A Washington Post deliveryman has been indicted in a federal court for stealing nearly $100,000 in mail from residents in Haymarket, according to a story published on Dec. 10 by  D.C. Crime Stories.

Robert E. Bell III, 31, who has been delivering newspapers in Prince William County for four years, was charged with mail theft and the destruction of letter boxes.

Over the summer, residents along his Haymarket route complained of their out-going mail being stolen, including checks and items of monetary value. To try to catch the accused in the act, inspectors installed a hidden camera at a condominium at the 15200 block of Royal Crescent Drive, located along Bell’s route.

According to the report, the surveillance video soon captured Bell forcibly entering a box in which mailbox key were stored. After gaining access to the condominium’s mailboxes, he was then caught on video open letters and taking some of their contents.

The neighborhoods Bell delivered to included gated communities in Haymarket.

The Washington Post did not comment on the story.

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