Several mailbox thefts have occurred this week around the Nelson area. File photo

Several mailbox thefts have occurred this week around the Nelson area. File photo

RCMP: Mailboxes being targeted for theft

Nelson RCMP say several thefts have occurred in the last week

Nelson RCMP are warning the public about a series of mailbox thefts that have occurred over the last week.

The thefts are targeting small parcels, cards and mail stolen from community mailboxes, according to a release by the RCMP on Friday.

“In order to prevent mail theft, the RCMP are advising the public to pick up mail promptly after delivery and not leave it in the mailbox overnight,” reads the statement. “If planning a holiday, have someone retrieve mail on a daily basis or, for a fee, Canada Post will hold mail at the delivery office for later delivery.

“Police also suggest checking the physical security of the mailbox to ensure there are no gaps or damage and to avoid sending cash or cheques in the mail. Also, if there is a damaged or overturned mailbox, contact Canada Post to report it.”

RCMP are asking any incidents to be reported to the local detachment.