Brazos County residents want changes to prevent stolen mail

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BRAZOS COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX) - Brazos County residents are feeling frustrated after someone continues to steal their mail. They want changes to their mail delivery.

Residents in the C 6 Ranch Road neighborhood in Brazos County want their boxes moved from Steep Hollow Road to the front of their driveways. They say the access to their mail is too easy for thieves who have been striking here.

The neighborhood is still relatively new. Some of the homes have mailboxes out front, but residents say the post office won't deliver letters to them.

"It'd be more convenient for sure," said resident Marcus Walker.

He has lived on the street for more than three years. He hasn't been a victim yet, but he has concerns.

"I never really thought about it until now. I guess now I do know that I've heard about the mail being stolen, so I guess I could be a little nervous about that now," he said.

Residents tell us the thefts started last November. Some of the things being taken include bills, personal information, drivers licenses, cell phones, checks and clothes.

Brazos County sheriff's deputies are patrolling the area and talking to postal officials to see if the mail can be moved.

"We've been contacted by several of the residents out here on C 6 Ranch that have expressed they've been a victim of mail theft and that they saw somebody last week that was driving in the area, and it's a possible suspect in the cases," said Deputy Nathan Dennis with the Brazos County Sheriff's Office.

Dennis is in charge of crime prevention.

"We're currently trying to set up a meeting. That way, we can make sure everybody's on the same page and I can give them maybe some tips and advice that would help them from being a victim of theft," Dennis said.

"Pay attention to your surroundings," added Chief Deputy Jim Stewart with the Brazos County Sheriff's Office. "If you see something untoward going on, call 911. We'll come out. Oftentimes when I talk to folks, they'll relay, 'Well we didn't want to bother you. It's such a small thing. Maybe there's nothing to it.' Call us."

None of the victims of the mail theft would speak with us on camera Monday.

We reached out to the Postal Service about their investigation and mailbox situation. We're still waiting for a response.