A suspicious device discovered near East 4th Avenue and Sherman Street Friday afternoon turned out to be a mail “fishing” device used to steal outgoing mail. The device was recovered from a blue U.S. Postal Service collection box, according to the U.S. Postal Service Inspection Service, which issued a series of tweets about the incident.
“Denver Postal Inspectors are working several leads on the suspects responsible for this recent activity,” one of the tweets read. “We are looking for this late model black Kia Sportage with CO plate 095ZKX.” The suspect in the latest incident likely failed to retrieve the mail and fled, said Eric Manuel, a postal inspector with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the federal law enforcement branch within the Postal Service.
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