Police are searching for suspects involved in recent mailbox vandalism that occurred in two different Roseville neighborhoods early Saturday morning.
According to Roseville Police, several cluster mailboxes were broken into between 1 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. At least two cluster mailboxes were broken into in the 5200 block of Weston Way, off of Old Auburn east of Sierra College Boulevard around 1 a.m., police report.
About an hour later, thieves broke into cluster mailboxes and stole mail on Cassidy Court, Lorimer Drive, Revere Drive and Longview Drive near Junction Boulevard and Country Club Drive in West Roseville. A witness reported seeing a red compact sedan with a loud exhaust leaving the scene on Lorimer Drive about 2:45 a.m. Aug. 20.
No arrests have been made.
Mail theft is a federal crime. In addition to being investigated by local law enforcement, it is ultimately investigated by U.S. Postal Inspectors, according to Roseville Police.
According to the U.S. Postal Service, thieves steal mail to get and use checks, bank statements and credit card statements for identity theft. Here are some tips from the U.S. Postal Service for making mail safer:
- Use the letter slots at your post office to mail letters, or give them to a letter carrier.
- Pick up your mail promptly after delivery. Don't leave it in your mailbox overnight.
- Don't send cash in the mail.
- Ask your bank for "secure" checks that can't be altered.
- Tell your post office when you'll be out of town, so they can hold your mail until you return.
On Scene Action Media captured footage of the mailbox vandalism aftermath. View the YouTube video here.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roseville Police Department at 916-774-5000.