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Mail theft cases increasing in South Jordan

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Jun 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-03 19:52:05-04

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – Police are warning people to watch their mailboxes as police have seen an increase in mail theft.

Police officials said the increase began toward the end of March, and they’ve investigated 21 cases of mail theft and seven cases of suspicious circumstances relating to someone tampering with mail boxes.

Police have not made any arrests, and they don’t have any suspects. Police said three cars have been spotted that may be connected to the case: a blue Honda or Mazda sedan, a maroon Toyota Camry and a white four-door Saturn with black rims.

Detective Sam Winkler of the South Jordan Police Department offered some suggestions for protecting mail.

“If you’re going out of town, contact the post office to have mail stopped, so it’s not going to your house,” he said. “Also be aware of any time you put mail in your mailbox and put the flag up, that’s an invitation to criminals to come steal your mail, so we would encourage them to go to your local post office to drop off the mail at a secure location.”

Detectives are asking anyone who sees suspicious behavior to contact police.