CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man has been charged after authorities said he was caught stealing mail out of a mailbox in the West Loop Tuesday.
U.S. Postal Inspectors said they were conducting a surveillance mission near Racine Avenue and Adams Street at about 3 a.m.
Investigators said he was seen using an arrow key to take mail from a USPS mail box. They said he dropped several pieces of mail and was apprehended by agents.
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The arrow key and seven pieces of mail were recovered.
Chicago police said 51-year-old Richard Thompson was charged with burglary and theft. Federal charges are pending.
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