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Police: Mail theft cases up over several weeks in Trumbull

Officials released a surveillance image of a mail theft suspect reaching into a residential mailbox from a white-colored vehicle in one of the most recent incidents.

News 12 Staff

Nov 29, 2022, 10:41 AM

Updated 571 days ago

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Police released a surveillance image of a suspected mail thief in Trumbull as stolen mail cases increase around town.
Police say the latest incident happened near the Monroe and Shelton town lines.
Officials released a surveillance image of the suspect reaching into a residential mailbox from a white-colored vehicle.
Police say the car was seen stopping at mailboxes where the passenger reached out, opened the mailbox and stole
the contents before leaving the area.
United States Postal collection boxes that are located in various residential and business
areas are also being targeted by thieves, police say.
Police say thieves sort through the stolen mail to recover checks and other valuables.
Police warn that when checks are stolen, thieves will alter and fraudulently cash the stolen checks. Thieves
may even use information from the stolen checks to gain access into the victim’s bank account.
Police suggest promptly picking up mail, not sending cash in the mail, arranging for a prompt pickup, and to request signature confirmation when sending a package.
Police say do not confront or follow mail theft suspects, stay out of harm’s way, and instead be a good witness and call the police right away.
To contact the Trumbull Police Department, call 203-261-3665. 
To contact the United States Postal Inspection Service please call 877-876-2455.


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