Thieves break into mail boxes

Mail theft is a federal offence and is not something the Elk Valley RCMP see very often.

Community mail boxes

Community mail boxes

The Elk Valley RCMP received several calls about mail boxes being broken into between West Fernie and Hosmer last week.

“The culprits were obviously mobile (driving),” said RCMP Sgt. Will Thien. “We have no suspect at this time but the investigation is ongoing.”

Thieves pried open mailboxes in at least three different super box locations.

The events were reported to the RCMP on December 27 so the incidents could have happened over the holidays or leading up to it.

Mail theft is a federal offence and is not something the Elk Valley RCMP see very often. Mail thieves generally are looking for gift cards, cheques and cash that are commonly sent during the holiday season.

The RCMP are asking for the public’s help. If anyone has any information, please contact them at 250-425-6233. Tips may be made anonymously.