Thieves ransack Shawnigan Lake Road mailboxes

Thieves broke open a bank of mailboxes on East Shawnigan Lake Road overnight between June 23-24.

Thieves broke open a bank of mailboxes on East Shawnigan Lake Road overnight between June 23-24.

Shawnigan Lake RCMP are investigating but have only the bare bones in the way of details so far.

“From the report we received, it appears one community mailbox on East Shawnigan Lake Road was broken into overnight,” Const. David Gavin said Friday.

Police don’t know how much might have been taken from the boxes.

“There’s no tally as to what was missing from it or exactly how many residents were affected. I can tell you that it was just the one community box and our patrols of all the other boxes in the area haven’t produced any other damage of that nature,” he said.

The area is rural/residential and this break-in is “the only report that I’ve heard of an incident of this nature,” Gavin said, adding that “there was nothing to suggest” that particular set of mailboxes had been targeted.

Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 1 800 665 8477 or the Shawnigan Lake RCMP detachment at 250-743-5514.

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