The Arroyo Grande Police Department is warning residents to be cautious with their mail after an increase in thefts from mailboxes over the weekend.
According to a news release, mail that was left overnight in mailboxes appears to have been stolen. The department is working to identify suspects; anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 805-473-5100.
People are reminded to take the following precautions to deter mail theft:
▪ Collect mail as soon as possible after delivery, especially after late deliveries, since the vast majority of mail theft occurs at night.
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▪ Leave your exterior lights on or use motion detection lights to discourage potential thieves.
▪ Consider using locking mailboxes.