Even though crime is a serious problem in Illinois, it's good to hear some good news about criminals being arrested in our state.

Illinois Porch Pirates Amp Up Their Mail-Stealing Game

I remember way back in the day, brave thieves would go into people's mailboxes and steal whatever was inside with hopes of grabbing a check or cash. To this day, mom has to run out and get her mail right away, fearing someone taking it, though it's never happened. Now, those criminals are amping up their game to the next level.

RELATED: Illinois Porch Pirates Taking Their Stealing Game To The Next Level

Next came the porch pirates. As consumers began ordering more off the internet and having it delivered directly to their homes, the bad guys found it the perfect opportunity to start stealing those items. Then, the thieves would break into mail drop boxes throughout Illinois towns. Next, the criminals held up mail carriers and sometimes even carjacked the postal employees. It was becoming a seriously scary crime spree.

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Illinois Stolen Mail Arrests
Illinois Stolen Mail Arrests

Illinois Police Targeting Postal Thieves

The police throughout Illinois have started fighting against postal crimes by targeting all these mail thieves. Over the last 6 months, they've really stepped up their arrest game while going after these criminals. The hard work has paid off. In just 6 months, the officers in our state have made over 600 postal crime-related arrests.

According to abc7chicago.com, 

With mail theft and postal carrier robberies up, law enforcement officials have made more than 600 arrests since May in a crackdown launched to address crime that includes carriers being accosted at gunpoint for their antiquated universal keys, the Postal Service announced last month.

The Most Bizarre Items Ever Stolen From Illinois Residents

My mom once told me that "people will steal anything that's not nailed down." Times certainly have changed since then. The thieves now have nail removers.

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