Thieves in Comox were busy overnight on March 17, breaking into more than 12 community mailboxes in Comox and Courtenay. Black Press file photo

Thieves break into mailboxes overnight in Courtenay, Comox

Thieves in Comox were busy overnight on March 17, breaking into more than 12 community mailboxes in Comox and Courtenay.

The Comox Valley RCMP is cautioning anyone whose mailbox was affected to protect themselves from the possibility of identity theft by contacting their bank/financial institutions, credit card companies, Equifax Canada and TransUnion Canada.

“It is important to check your mail every day, that way if thieves break in overnight they’ll come up with nothing,” said Const. Monika Terragni, Comox Valley RCMP media relations officer.

“If you’re going away, ensure someone else is available to collect your mail or contact Canada Post to have your mail held.”

The Integrated Forensic Identification Section is assisting investigators as they continue to examine the mailboxes and canvass local neighbourhoods to gather more evidence.

It is important to call police if you see any suspicious behaviour in your neighbourhood. Anyone with information about this mail theft is asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca.

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