Postman Charged After Stealing $20K Of Ciggies, A Ukelele And A Towel Rack

A former Sydney postal worker has been charged with stealing around $20,000 worth of cigarettes from mail deliveries.

The 57-year-old man was arrested on January 23 after reports of mail consignments going missing from the Strawberry Hills post office, in inner Sydney.

Police allege four cartons of cigarettes and other items, including camera equipment, were seized from a car and a further 96 cartons of cigarettes were seized from a Waterloo unit.

Officers also allegedly took mail consignments containing a printer, barbecue, clothing, a ukelele, a towel rack and other items from the unit.

The man is due to face the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday charged with six offences.