Theft from Community Mailboxes on the Rise in Thunder Bay

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Mailbox in Limbrick on August 27 2016

Thunder Bay – NEWS – Between the porch pirates scooping up packages to now Thunder Bay Police reporting a spike in thefts that are  targeting Canada Post community mailboxes and private boxes, the wave of petty crimes seems never-ending.

Thunder Bay Police report that at least eight incidents have been reported in which mail boxes were broken into and mail was stolen. These incidents have taken place within the last days. Police comment that “Most of these incidents have occurred in rural areas during daytime hours after deliveries are made. Some incidents may have taken place overnight”.

Police are requesting public assistance as the investigations into these incidents continue and request people report any suspicious activity they notice around community mail boxes.

Report suspicious persons or vehicles to the Thunder Bay Police Service by calling the non-emergency line at 807-684-1200 or submit tips via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.

If you are the victim of a theft, please call the non-emergency line or report the incident online at https://thunderbaypolice.ca/main-menu/services/online-reporting.