Collect your mail quick, RCMP advise after box break-ins

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are investigating a rash of thefts from public mailboxes.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are investigating a rash of thefts from public mailboxes.

Mailboxes on Mays, Jaynes and Lakes roads were all hit, and police believe the thefts occurred overnight on Feb. 1.

“It is always a good idea to remove your mail as soon as possible and report any possible thefts to Canada Post and the RCMP,” North Cowichan/Duncan spokesperson Cpl. Krista Hobday said.

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact the local detachment at 250-748-5522.

“You may have seen someone lurking about or have heard someone bragging about the thefts,” Hobday said. “From a prevention perspective, one way to keep some mail out of the hands of thieves is to go paperless on your monthly bills. This maintains your privacy as it pertains to your account numbers, etc. Also, apply for direct deposit for Canada Revenue and other types of payments you may be receiving through the mail.”