The USPS Post Office of Kew Gardens Hills has released a troubling alert for area residents to cease the use of mailboxes throughout the community. Due to an unsettling rash of thefts from mailboxes, including the one directly outside the Main Street branch, an advisory is in effect for all mail to be deposited solely through the mail slot inside the branch lobby. Residents have become aware of stickiness on the doors and slots of local mailboxes. Many have reported fraudulent deposits of checks mailed through these mailboxes. The office of Congress Member Grace Meng is aware of the issue and is working with Postal Police to investigate.