NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Police and postal inspectors were at a Long Island home on Tuesday morning collecting dozens of bags filled with undelivered mail that were scattered around the backyard.
The bags were believed to be in the yard of a postal worker. It happened on West Alder Road in Bellmore in Nassau County. Crews collected garbage bags filled with mail into the back of a mail delivery truck.
Police officers were seen at the front door of the home but it was unclear if anyone was home.
Suffolk County authorities did not comment and referred all requests to the Postal Service Office of Inspector General.
An official with the Postal Service OIG said the investigation in the "early stages" and would not comment any further.
"The Special Agents of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General vigorously investigate all allegations relating to mail theft and mail dumping," Matt Modafferi wrote in an email to Fox5NY.com. "If anyone believes they may be a victim of mail theft or mail dumping, we encourage them to report the issues to our Hotline at 888-USPS-OIG or at our website, www.uspsoig.gov."