Dover Police warning of thefts from USPS Collection Boxes

DOVER, Del. – Dover Police are issuing a public advisory regarding thefts from public post office collection boxes.

According to police, within the last three weeks, at least eight cases of thefts have been reported, in which subjects have removed mail from United States Postal Service mailboxes. The suspects then steal any valuables from envelopes, including checks, and in many cases the suspects have been able to alter or change the checks to receive money themselves, including one case for $40,000.

Police are continuing to investigate these incidents and is working with the United States Postal Service as well. Police say two Dover locations have been confirmed as being targeted in the mail thefts, including the USPS Collection Box on Buckson Drive and another in the 1000 block of S. Bradford Street.

Residents are advised to use caution when sending mail, and reminding them that the safest way to send mail is to drop it off at a post office location or a location with high visibility and more vehicle/foot traffic.

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