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Police issue tips to thwart mail theft in Roseville

To stem mail thefts, send outgoing letters by dropping them in a streetside mailbox or handing them to postal carriers.
To stem mail thefts, send outgoing letters by dropping them in a streetside mailbox or handing them to postal carriers. Sacramento Bee file

Mail thefts continue in Roseville, prompting authorities to provide tips to prevent loss of letters and packages.

Someone broke into a cluster of mailboxes in the 2700 block of Carradale Drive on Feb. 23 and removed mail, according to Roseville police. Then, on Thursday, a gold Hyundai sedan drove up next to a mailbox in the 1500 block of Pine Valley Circle.

The passenger reached out of the car’s window as if to take mail out of the box. However, a mail carrier happened to drive up at the same time and the car sped away.

Tips to stem mail thefts:

▪  Report thefts to police and U.S. Postal Service inspectors at (877) 876-2455.

▪  Send outgoing letters by dropping them in a streetside mailbox or handing them to postal carriers.

▪  Pick up mail promptly on delivery.

▪  Expecting checks or credit cards? Have a trusted neighbor promptly pick up mail.

▪  Have postal service hold mail when out of town.

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