Beachwood police investigate reports of stolen mail
BEACHWOOD, Ohio (WOIO) - Police are warning residents about mail stolen from the Beachwood Post Office.
According to officers, the mail was taken from the drive-up boxes.
Beachwood Police said there have been six reports of stolen checks and some of the victims are reporting fraudulent activity with their accounts.
“We still don’t know who or how they’re taking the mail out of the box,” Beachwood Police Officer Jamey Appell said. “That’s the postal inspector who are probably investigating that I would imagine.”
Officers are recommending residents bring the mail inside the post office or hand it directly to your mail carrier.
If you are dropping off mail after hours, USPS recommends visiting one of its locations with 24-hour lobby access.
A United States Post Office spokesperson released the below statement:
The US Postal Inspection Service is aware of blue box thefts in the greater Cleveland and are actively working the matters with our local law enforcement partners. As these are active investigations, the Inspection Service cannot provide specifics regarding the matters, as to not jeopardize the integrity of the case(s).
The Inspection Service appreciates the great cooperation and partnership with our local law enforcement partners and continues to provide proper investigative attention to these matters.
If anyone has any information related to blue collection box thefts, please contact the US Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455. Any information will be kept confidential.
If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, please visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website at identitytheft.gov.
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