A Saskatoon man is speaking out against Canada Post for delivering mail to his community mailbox that was broken into.
Riley Day says thieves pried open about a dozen lock boxes on Calder Crescent last weekend.
But for days he says carriers continued dropping off mail despite having no way to lock their boxes.
“So nobody was informed. I mean we were upset for the fact we don’t know what we’ve received.”
Day and his wife only check their mail box a couple times a week and they are concerned bills, financial statements and Christmas gifts could have been stolen.
Day said when his wife complained to the postal office, they were less then helpful.
“They kind of gave her the run around. Then they said ‘once we drop the mail off its not our problem,” Day said.
They were instead directed to contact police. Day said customers should be notified of break-ins and be able to phone Canada Post to see what mail had been delivered.
Canada Post said on Thursday they were made aware that panels to a community mailbox were open and we investigated immediately.
An emergency work order was initiated and the community mailbox site was fixed last night.
New mailbox keys were distributed to residents on Thursday.
If residents aren’t home, we will leave a card for them to pick up the keys at the Shoppers Drug on Taylor Street.
Canada Post said it takes security of the mail very seriously and do everything possible to assist law enforcement in tracking down criminals.
Just like a resident did in this instance, they encourage customers to report any suspicious activities in the area to police or Canada Post (1-844-454-3009).