Thieves use USPS master key to clean out Westwood apartment building’s entire mailbox

Security video obtained exclusively by FOX 11 shows two criminals apparently using USPS master keys to gain access to a Westwood luxury apartment building’s mailboxes, and steal almost all of the tenants’ mail. 

It happened around 7:40 a.m. at The Rochester Apartment Homes, where Sam Keeley has lived for the past five years. 

“I was pissed off, it’s pretty upsetting to see people entering your home and taking your stuff so I was pretty angry,” Keeley said. 

Keeley awoke Monday morning to find out an expensive smartphone was missing from his mailbox. When other residents noticed their boxes were empty as well, the building manager was alerted.

“Sir looked through the footage and found that a couple had come in the front door, used a master mail key to open both of these cabinets and just clear out everything in them,” Keeley said. "They took everything, they even took the 'Bed, Bath and Beyond' 20 percent off coupons, they took all the envelopes that could have been checks, gift cards, greeting cards, holiday cards, who knows, but they took everything, all the paper as well.”

LAPD and the USPS Inspector General are now both actively investigating the case. 

“They should go to jail, pure and simple,” Keeley said. 

If you recognize the thieves in the video, you’re asked to contact LAPD’s West L.A. station.