Boston Police report arresting teens from Roslindale, Dorchester and Roxbury on charges they lifted envelopes from a mailbox outside the Green Street T station this morning.
Police say officers alerted by a 911 call rushed to the area shortly before 7 a.m., just in time to see the four drive away. The officers quickly stopped the car:
Upon discovering that the operator of the vehicle was unlicensed and did not possess a valid driver’s license, officers instructed all occupants of the car to vacate the vehicle. While the occupants were exiting the vehicle, officers observed several pieces of torn-open mail, numerous credit cards, checks and other evidence on the rear passenger floor of the car
Carlos Delossantos, 18, of Roslindale, and three 17-year-olds too young to have their names released, were charged with larceny over $250, police say.
In recent months, the USPS has been replacing older mailboxes, which make it easy to install sticky tape with which to grab mail, with newer models harder to tamper with.