Nampa PD: Thieves target mailboxes for holiday packages

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Nampa PD: Thieves target mailboxes for holiday packages

CREATED Dec. 18, 2013

Nampa Police are warning residents of an increase of mail thefts occurring across the city.


Police have received over 15 reports of theft from mailboxes with the suspects targeting Christmas packages and Christmas cards containing gift cards, checks and cash.


Many of those thefts occurred from mailboxes with their flags up.


Some of the stolen mail has been located in trash cans, with many of the victims unaware that a crime had been committed.


These recent thefts that have been reported have occurred between Middleton Road and Midland Boulevard and between Roosevelt Avenue and Lonestar Road in Nampa.


Police have offered some tips to prevent becoming a victim of mail theft:


- Drop off mail at a secure drop stop. Post office, Mailbox store, USPS mail bin located around the city.
-Call or follow up with the intended receiver to make sure they got the Christmas card or package.
-Collect your mail right away. If you are out of town have someone collected if for you or stop your mail from being delivered.
-Report any suspicious activity. If it's not the postman, why is that person messing with the mailbox?


Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact the Nampa Police at 465-2257 or Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.
 

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