Someone has been raiding the mailbox General Chat

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  1. Malka

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    Someone has been raiding the mailbox

    I can only seen the mailbox banks this side - the other ones are behind the bomb shelter where I cannot see them, but there were some teenagers trying to force open the bank that I could see. So I called the police and was told that if I did not know who these kids were, it was not the responsibility of the police.

    And that if I could see them from my home I should go across the road and stop them, and if I did not and mail was stolen, it would be my responsibility.

    There is nobody around as quite a few men have gone to afternoon services at the synagogue, so what am I supposed to do?
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    So frustrating! I take it that they were aware of your age, and limited mobility. It really makes me mad, how little anyone in authority seems to care these days.
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    Carole, whether the police were or were not aware of my situation, as far as they were concerned if I could see these kids, I should go and stop them. The nearest police station is in town and they seem to think that we do not matter.

    OK, so I go across on Xanadu, which is not permitted as this is a religious Moshav but hey ho, so shoot me. And then get the risk of those teenagers of having a go at me? Thanks but no thanks.

    The thing is that I doubt they were family members, as although by no means all teens here are perfect, most do, at least, know how to behave, especially on Shabbat. There used to be a gang of not-so-goods who took over an unused small building behind the macolet, but enough people [not including me] complained about them and they stopped pdq. But I have never known anyone trying to raid the mail boxes.

    And of course I had to call the police - who was I supposed to call on the Moshav? Nobody here answers their phones on Shabbat.

    I do not think that the mail bank was opened, and in any case only regular mail would be in it. But just as I did not like strange kids getting on top of the macolet, I do not like the mailboxes messed with. Especially as I am the only person who sees them.

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