October 18, 2016 6:09 pm

Regina police warning residents about mailbox thefts

Queen City residents are being reminded by police to keep a watchful eye on your mailbox.

Alexa Huffman / Global News

Queen City residents are being reminded by police to keep a watchful eye on their mailboxes.

Regina police said that they have several reported instances of mailbox thefts in apartments lately.

The thief will be looking for anything with your name and banking information on it.

Police offer the following tips to keep your identity safer:

  • Opt-out of paper statements from your bank and go with e-statements instead.
  • An overflowing mailbox is a sign of an absent resident. Neighbours can offer to take in mail when others are away on holiday.
  • If you see something suspicious, for example: someone hanging out around the mailboxes, studying them but not retrieving their mail with a key, take a second look at their actions. Residents can report suspicious activity by calling Regina police at 306-777-6500. Anyone who sees a crime in progress should call 911. This includes mischief/graffiti-in-progress, theft from and of auto, and violent offences.

If you have any information pertaining to a crime like this you are asked to call police at 306-775-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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