Editor:

Your article on Tuesday about mail theft did not mention a problem with mailboxes on Ocean Avenue, at Marguerita, Montana, and Washington Streets, and on San Vicente at 4th and 7th Streets. These boxes have been vandalized with glue, so it is difficult, if not impossible, to drop the mail into the box. It is likely that thieves are looking for mail stuck in the box. I have notified the postmaster several times, but the problem has continued for at least a year, so that I bring important mail to the post office.

Fredric Reichel

Santa Monica