RAMONA, Calif. – Authorities are looking for thieves who broke into several community mailboxes in Ramona this week.
Resident Dennis Romero says at least six community mailboxes were broken into. Romero says the thieves used a crowbar to pry open the metal and steal credit card and personal information, along with social security checks.
More than 300 people's identities were put at risk.
Angel Lecroy spent the day cancelling credit cards.
“It's really scary when you have to deal with this kind of stuff," Lecroy said.
Romero says their community has a warning for the thieves.
“You’re going to get caught," Romero said. "And when you do, there are federal offense for each one of these, so beware.”
Stealing mail is a felony that comes with a maximum fine of $250,000 and five years in prison.