Mail thieves strike in Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. -- Thieves have been caught in the act in Spring Valley stealing mail in the Dictionary Hill neighborhood.

“It’s one of those things -- you feel violated," says Wayne George, a mail theft victim whose home surveillance cameras captured the crime.

Surveillance video shows a green Honda CRV roll down his street as the driver goes through mailboxes in front of homes. The footage appears to show a young woman get out, stick her arm into a mailbox and grab whatever she can, then drive off with a passenger, who tosses some of the mail out the window.

“I mean, they’re preying on innocent people, hard-working people,” George said.

He hopes someone will spot the CRV, which is missing three hubcaps and has front and back end damage, and contact authorities.