Woman charged with over 180 pieces of mail stolen from Auckland north coast
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Anyone who thinks they have been the victim of mail theft can contact the police by calling 105. (File photo)
Police recovered 180 pieces of mail stolen from Auckland’s north coast.
The unopened letters were found in a vehicle on Browns Bay Rd on June 1, after reports of missing mail in the Torbay, Browns Bay and Rothesay Bay areas, police said in a statement.
A 26-year-old woman has been charged with receiving stolen property and is due in court on June 16, a police spokeswoman confirmed.
The mail was returned to the correct addresses.
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Anyone who thinks their mail has been stolen can contact the police by calling 105.
“We want to reassure the community that we take mail theft seriously, and we will blame those responsible,” the police statement continued.
Suspicious activity can be reported to the police in real time by calling 111.
The police have already said Thing this mail theft was on the rise across Auckland, following reports that residents of Ellerslie regularly faced theft and vandalism of their mailboxes.
“It has been almost two years now that [it] started, and now it’s like everyday, ”Ellerslie local Sarge Fit said Friday.
Recently, police arrested two people, a man and a woman who were charged with theft in connection with stolen mail from Greenlane.
“We strongly encourage people to empty their mail regularly, and if they receive debit or credit cards or anything of value sent to their address, direct it to a secure mailbox,” said one. police spokesperson.