UES 'mailbox fishing' suspects caught with $84k in stolen checks | Upper East Site, NYPD (inset) UES ‘Mailbox Fishing’ Suspects Caught Red-Handed with $84k in Checks: NYPD by Upper East Site Staff September 19, 2022, 10:32 am 3 Comments Some eagle-eyed cops spotted something fishy in the early morning hours on the Upper East Side late last week and reeled in a pair of alleged thieves who were ‘mailbox fishing’ in the cover of night, police say. Police say the suspects wAlready a subscriber? Log in here. Continue reading with an Upper East Site subscription. Read More Comments are closed. 3 Comments Expand All Collapse All Sort by Newest Oldest This is horrible. Mykola Popadynets and his friend are criminals and need to be held accountable for terrorizing New York City. The post office created these new mailboxes because the old ones where the slot opened and you could put big envelopes in there were being robbed. These new ones were supposed to be theft-proof. I guess nothing is. It’s disgusting. Isn’t this a federal offense? If it is, they should get many years in federal prison. Agreed.