ALAMEDA (CBS SF) – The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole a mailbox from an Alameda street.

Authorities say a blue mail collection box was reported missing on Thursday morning from its location outside the Alameda Main Post Office on Shoreline Drive.

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It was not immediately clear when the Postal Service last collected mail from the box, or when it went missing over the weekend.

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Officials are urging anyone who used the box to check their bank and credit statements.

Authorities are investigating the case and say mail theft is a federal offense.

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