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Police Warn of Mail Thefts

Montgomery County police are continuing to investigate a series of thefts involving U.S. Mail that have occurred throughout the county beginning in November 2012.

The thefts occurred after victims placed their outgoing mail in their mailboxes, police said.

In many cases the mail contained checks to pay bills.  The suspects have been stealing the mail, removing the checks, then altering and cashing or attempting to cash the altered checks at area banks, according to police.

Police are recommending that citizens drop important outgoing mail at local post offices or in a U.S. Postal Service mailbox. Another option to consider is not using the “flag” on your mailbox as an alert that there is mail waiting in your box.

Residents should report any suspicious situations, vehicles or person(s) to police by calling 9-1-1 or the non-emergency line, 301.279.8000.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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