Reports of individuals opening mailboxes have been reported in our neighborhood and surrounding areas.
On one occasion a woman was spotted opening mailboxes to see if anything was inside. On another occasion a woman with a child was opening mailboxes.
Suggestions to protect yourself from mail theft.
· don’t put outgoing mail in your own mailboxes, use a Postal Service mailbox.
· Try to retrieve delivered mail as soon as possible.
· Consider USPS Informed Delivery — your mail is ‘photographed’ and usually delivered that day or the day after. You will receive an email with a digital image of what is expected in the mail. Service is reasonably accurate.
Police suggestion – photograph of license plate if in a car and call the police. (Can be anonymous don’t give any heads up to hide).