Peachland residents warned of mail thefts

Residents in Peachland are being told to regularly pick up their mail from community mailboxes.  The warning comes as police investigate at least a dozen reports of stolen mail.

“Residents are encouraged to immediately report to police if they observe suspicious activity or unknown persons around those mailboxes,”  says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

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The thefts being investigated happened between October 28 and November 15.  Police say in most cases the mailboxes were discovered damaged and empty.  Canada Post is also investigating saying affected customers have been notified.

On one occasion a Canada Post employee reported that they discovered nearly 50 pieces of mail abandoned near the intersection of Coldham Road and Desert Pines Avenue. The mail was reportedly seized by the employee, to be sorted and properly delivered to the intended destinations.

The following are some of the areas which have been reportedly targeted by the unknown suspect or suspects:
• 4400 block of Trepanier Road;
• 5300 block of Princeton Avenue;
• 5600 block of Gladstone Road;
• 5900 block of Victoria Street;
• 6000 block of Ellison Avenue;
• 6100 block of Wilson Road;
• 6200 block of Winton Crescent;
• 6300 block of Thompson Drive;
• 7100 block of Brent Road;Security at 1-866-607-6301.  You can also remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers online

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 or Canada Post Postal Security at 1-866-607-6301.  You can also remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers online or by calling at 1-800-222-8477.

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