RCMP launches new investigation into mail theft, mailbox damage

Mail theft and damage to community mailboxes in Grand Falls have prompted an investigation by the New Brunswick RCMP.

Police issued a news release on Wednesday confirming the Saint-Léonard RCMP is investigating after reports on April 27 of mail theft and damage to community mailboxes in Grand Falls and California Settlement, N.B.

“Members of the Saint-Léonard RCMP detachment responded to three reports of damage to community mailboxes and mail thefts on West River Road and Route 130 near Gillespie Road in the LSD of Grand Falls and on Lane Drive in California Settlement,” police said in a statement.

“Police believe that all three incidents occurred during the overnight hours of April 26.”

The New Brunswick RCMP has been investigating several cases of mail theft and mailbox damage since October.

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“We working closely with Canada Post to find those responsible for these damages and thefts,” said New Brunswick RCMP Cpl. Hans Ouellette in an October news release.

“You can help limit the impact of these incidents by making sure to collect your mail daily, especially if you are expecting a package or important letter.”

The Saint-Léonard RCMP says anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in those areas during the overnight hours of April 26, or has any other information, is asked to contact the detachment or Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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