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Postal Service probes glue-like substance found on mailboxes

December 07, 2017 09:53 AM

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Some residents in a New Jersey city have noticed a glue-like substance on mailboxes is preventing their letters from going down the chute.

The U.S. Postal Service says what's happening in Paterson is often a method used by thieves to try to snatch envelopes containing cash or checks.

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Postal inspector Greg Kliemisch tells The Record the agency has launched an investigation. He declined to say how many incidents have been reported in the city.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com

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