Bait-mail used to capture Edmonton man stealing from Canada Post community mailboxes

St. Albert, Alberta – St. Albert RCMP have been jointly working with Canadian Postal Inspectors attempting to decrease mail theft from community mailboxes in the area. Postal Inspectors have used bait-mail in other jurisdictions and provinces, where items are placed in mailboxes to help apprehend thieves.

On June 4, 2020 at approximately 4:20 a.m., St. Albert RCMP were notified by Postal Inspectors that one of the bait-mail items was on the move. RCMP members were able to locate the individual in possession of the stolen bait-mail.

Egor Igorevich Riabov (38) from Edmonton was charged with the following offences:

• Possession of Break & Enter Tools

• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

• Theft of Mail

• Possession of a Controlled Substance

• Mischief

• Fail to Comply with Conditions

• Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

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Egor Riabov was released on a cash deposit and scheduled to appear in St. Albert Provincial Court on June 8, 2020.

“St. Albert RCMP will continue to work with Canadian Postal Investigators to enforce laws and to promote public safety,” says Inspector Pam Robinson.

If anyone has information regarding any crime, they are asked to contact the St. Albert RCMP Detachment at 780-458-7700 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play.

St. Albert RCMP

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