USPS indefinitely stops package deliveries in Milwaukee south side neighborhood
11:25 AM, Aug 27, 2017
1:03 PM, Aug 27, 2017
MILWAUKEE -- The U.S. Postal Service is indefinitely stopping some deliveries in Milwaukee.
Just last week, residents along 10th and Oklahoma received a letter in the mail from USPS saying packages will temporarily need to be picked up at their local office. A USPS supervisor said this is an effort to protect customers after a spree of package thefts in the area. The supervisor said they’re investigating reports of thieves following mail carriers to target packages.
"We were mad, we were irritated," said a recent mail theft victim who doesn’t want to share her name. "Nobody can just come because it's sitting there that it's theirs."
The woman said she ordered a pair of virtual reality headsets about a month ago, but the delivery never came.
"We'd been waiting for it so I called them and they said it was delivered," she said.