Video shows Hialeah mail thief riding in orange Dodge Challenger; feds offer $5K reward

Surveillance video recorded in Hialeah at a business complex shows him using what appears to be a master key to open mailboxes to steal victims’ mail.

HIALEAH, Fla. – Detectives and U.S. Postal Service inspectors are searching for a thief who has been stealing mail in Miami-Dade County.

Surveillance video recently recorded in Hialeah at a business complex shows him using what appears to be a master key to open mailboxes.

He ducks down and looks around. He takes his time, moves down the row, and opens up another section of the mailboxes near Northwest 24 Avenue.

“It’s really bad. You are waiting for a check and it’s gone. It’s crazy,” said Gilbert Gutierrez, a business owner.

A couple of months ago, a thief broke into all of the businesses’ mailboxes and left a mess on the floor. The thief was in an orange Dodge Challenger.

Authorities are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and prosecution in the case.

“Customers who feel they may have been affected should contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Services,” a USPIS spokesperson wrote.

Inspectors asked victims of mail theft to call The U.S. Postal Inspection Services at 1-877-876-2455.

Police officers were asking anyone with information about the case to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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Reporter Rosh Lowe has been covering news for nearly two decades in South Florida. He joined Local 10 in 2021.