After surveillance showing a duo taking mail from a Sherman Oaks condominium aired on TV, a viewer believes the woman in a video taking mail from his apartment complex a month earlier looks eerily similar, the Studio City resident said Sunday.
On Saturday, residents of the Sherman Oaks condos were concerned when surveillance video showed a blonde woman and a dark-haired man access the lobby of a complex using a confidential code. The duo cleaned out the mailboxes and made off with the contents, as seen in the video.
Nader Kazemi, who lives a mile and a half away in Studio City, couldn't help notice the similarities between the video and surveillance recorded at his apartment.
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"It's the same exact thing where they came in, they opened the door, and stole the mail in the middle of the night," Kazemi said. "It's just crazy. The girl certainly looks very similar to the one that happened in our building."
Kazemi shared video that shows a man and woman coming in and out of their secure building on Moorpark Street around 3:45 a.m. on April 1.
"It seems like it's a pattern now. They're going building by building now and doing this. It's absolutely ridiculous," Kazemi said. "This happened right around when people are expecting their tax returns, so some people expect they're going after tax return checks."
The two take stairs and an elevator up and down to the mailroom, where they use keys — possibly post-office keys — to open the mailboxes and take handfuls of letters and packages, as seen on the footage.
"I hope they catch her. Mail theft, if I'm not mistaken, is a federal crime, so they should be going after her pretty hard," Kazemi said.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service Spokeswoman Stacia Crane confirmed the postal service is investigating both incidents.