Westport police search for second suspect in recent mail thefts

Police say they are searching for a second suspect in the recent thefts of mail and checks from mailboxes in Westport. Police say they are

WESTPORT - Police are searching for a second suspect in the recent thefts of mail and checks from mailboxes in Westport.

Police say they are looking for a man who helped Travon Clark steal credit card checks and other checks from at least two mailboxes on Wilton Road in Westport about two weeks ago.

Police arrested Clark on Aug. 7 at the Main Street Citibank in Bridgeport as he was trying to withdraw money after depositing an allegedly stolen check into his account.

Bridgeport Detective Frank Podpolucha says there are criminal groups in Bridgeport that have done this for years.

Authorities are telling residents to protect themselves by not using mailboxes to mail out checks.

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