We often hear of crooks breaking into community mailboxes, but over the long weekend they went one step further and took off with the entire mailbox.
Several people living on Limestone Arch Avenue in Mountain's Edge are without mail service for a few days after thieves unbolted a 16 unit community mailbox over the Memorial Day weekend.
"I was kind of surprised to see that they took the whole mailbox," Russ Bowman said.
The U.S. Postal Service said the delivery person noticed the box missing while making deliveries Tuesday.
The agency said it is already in the process of replacing the stolen box, which should be completed by the end of the week.
For now, Bowman will have to pick up his mail at the local post office.
Other neighbors were not aware of the theft until 13 Action News arrived Tuesday.
They said there has been mail theft in the area in the past, but said the fact they stole the entire box was shocking.