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Mail Theft Warning

Posted 12/16/2013 11:33 AM by MDGREGORY

Over the past couple weeks, numerous residents of south Spokane County have had their mail stolen out of their mailboxes. The majority of these incidents involve the suspect(s) opening mail near the victim's residence and discarding items with no value. Christmas cards seem to be the primary target where the suspect(s) are checking to see if cash has been sent to the victim. Another common target is packages delivered to homes that are left on the front porch when nobody is there to accept the item.

The Sheriff's Office would like to urge citizens to make every attempt to have someone at their residence to accept delivered packages or set up alternate methods of receiving the packages other than on their front porch. For outgoing mail, be cautious of placing bills in the mailbox and raising the flag for delivery personnel. And finally, if you see suspicious vehicles or people in your neighborhood, please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 and report any vehicle and or suspect description you can safely provide.