Monday November 28, 2011

Crime News

Mail Thefts Increase Over Holiday Season

RCMP Cst. Tracy Wolbeck's tips to reduce the chance of having mail stolen

Released by Cst Tracy Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP

 

ver the past weekend, the Chilliwack RCMP responded to two separate incidents of theft of mail from mailboxes. This is a trend that the police often see this time of year.

 

"Unfortunately, this is not uncommon for this time of the year," said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. "Thieves are breaking into mailboxes looking for cards or envelopes containing money that has been sent as a Christmas gift." "It's really sad that we need to warn people of this happening in our area but it's a necessity."

Some tips for keeping your mail safe:

  • Check and empty your mailbox daily

  • Avoid leaving mail in your mailbox for long periods of time

  • Avoid sending money in the mail if at all possible

  • Alert police to any suspicious activity around your mailboxes

The mailboxes where mail had been taken from had been pried open and mail taken. Theft of mail is a serious offence and anyone with information regarding these thefts is asked to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604 792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

 

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