ACTON – Thieves hit a post office in Acton early Monday morning and stole two mail trucks and a master key, authorities said.
The break-in occurred between 1 and 3:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the U.S. Post Office located at 3632 Smith Avenue in Acton, according to a news release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
“At the time of the burglary, unknown suspect(s) entered the facility and stole the master key to the Acton community mailboxes and then took two mail trucks,” the news release states.
The two mail trucks were recovered shortly after the burglary, according to a news report by ABC7.
One of the trucks was chased by deputies and crashed in the area of Shannondale Road and Sierra Highway, ABC7 reported.
Soon after the crash, the driver got into a dark Ford Mustang that was also chased by deputies before the pursuit was called off, according to the station, which reported that the second truck was found in the area of Escondido Canyon and Jones Canyon roads.
Detectives are asking the Acton community to report all suspicious activity at the community mailboxes to the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station by calling 661-272-2400.
Anyone with information on the identity or location of the burglar(s) is encouraged to contact Detective Hall at 661-272-2456.