Chicago postal vehicle stolen after worker drops keys

A postal worker's vehicle was stolen for a short time Saturday afternoon in Fernwood on Chicago's South Side.

The worker was delivering mail in the 200 block of West 106th Street around 2:15 p.m. when he accidentally dropped the vehicle's keys on the ground, according to Chicago police.

An unknown person picked the keys up and drove away in the vehicle, police said. The vehicle was recovered a short time later in the 200 block of West 107th Street, according to Spencer Block, spokesman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

"Some amount of mail was stolen from the postal vehicle," Block said in a statement. 

No one is in custody and Area Two detectives are investigating.