2013-10-23 13:52 PDT
Over the last month, communities throughout the Langleys (and the Lower Mainland) have been victimized by break-in’s into mailboxes. This past Monday alone, 18 mailboxes were pried open and the mail items may have been stolen.
Langley RCMP is asking the public to be particularly vigilant and report suspicious people, vehicles or activity in your neighbourhood, especially in close proximity to mailboxes.
Langley RCMP Street Enforcement Unit is working closely with Canada Post Postal Inspectors and neighbouring police agencies to address the issue and identify the person(s) responsible.
Superintendent Derek COOKE, the Officer in Charge Langley Detachment advises,
We recognize mail theft as being a significant problem throughout the Lower Mainland. Langley’s property crime unit is fully engaged in trying to apprehend the offenders. I would strongly encourage Langley residents to ensure they retrieve their mail every afternoon and not allow it to accumulate for a lengthy period of time.
Cpl. Holly MarksMedia Relations Officer