Parkland RCMP investigate theft from post office boxes

Stony Plain, Alberta – On Dec. 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Parkland RCMP responded to a report of a break-in to post office boxes in the area of 43 Street and 44 Avenue in Stony Plain. There were no damages to the boxes. It is unknown how many mail items were stolen.

At 8:47 a.m. Parkland RCMP received a second report of mail boxes being broken into and possible theft in the area of Aberdeen Way in Stony Plain. Again, there were no damages to the boxes and it is unknown how many parcels were stolen.

A third report of theft from mail was reported at 9:31 a.m. in the area of Kensington Close in Spruce Grove, Alta. Parkland RCMP are not certain of the number of residents impacted.

All three instances are under investigation. The Parkland RCMP request the public’s assistance. If anyone has surveillance within these neighborhoods, please check for any suspicious activity.

(File Photo) Canada Post Mail Theft
(File Photo) Canada Post Mail Theft

This time of year, parcel thefts from porches and mailboxes increase. Here are some tips to avoid being the victim of theft:

· Track your packages online and plan to be home when packages are supposed to arrive, or arrange for an alternate pickup option.

· When possible, opt for a “signature required” delivery.

· Check your mail every day. If you plan to be away, have a trusted neighbour or friend check your mail.

· Consider installing surveillance cameras, and post signs that they are on the property.

The Parkland RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to police.

If you are able to identify any suspects or have information to assist with this investigation, please contact the Parkland RCMP or your local police at 825-220-7267. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Parkland RCMP

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