2013-03-12 11:31 PDT
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, B.C. - Ridge Meadows RCMP report they have received a number of reports of mail theft occurring recently. As a result local police have stepped up patrols in and around community mail boxes that have been affected. They continue to work with Canada Post Security & Investigations in an effort to identify persons responsible, and reduce incidents of theft from the mailboxes after delivery.
Corporal Alanna Dunlop said,
We are asking for help from our citizens in an effort to reduce the number of thefts from the mail. Our partnership with Canada Post Security and Investigations is aimed at identifying the thief, or thieves, who engage in this type of criminal activity. Citizens can help by reporting any theft, as well as any suspicious persons they observe in their neighbourhoods, and following some tips to prevent mail theft.
Theft of mail can result in identity theft, along with theft of cheques, money, and other articles of value.
Canada Post Security & Investigations has some tips on how to Minimize the opportunities for mail theft by following a few simple steps:
Corporal Alanna Dunlop
Media Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows Detachment
Dan HerbransonCommunications Strategist & Training Coordinator