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Police suspect mail theft in Costerfield

By McIvor Times

Heathcote police are sounding the alarm after a case of suspected mail theft in Costerfield.

Police say no-one has come forward to report any stolen mail, but that could be because nobody has realised yet.

Anyone who uses the Costerfield Australia Post lock box located opposite Costerfield Hall could be involved in the suspected mail theft.

Senior Constable Stewart Probst said the lock box showed signs of being damaged.

“If you have lost mail around January 26 or onwards please get in contact with me at the station,” Snr Const Probst said.

“We believe there might have been some mail stolen from there, the boxes have certainly been tampered with.”

The lockbox acts as a distribution point for Australia Post and contains several individually locked mailboxes.

“We believe some of the locked boxes have been accessed,” Snr Const Probst said.

Tampering with mail in Australia is a Commonwealth offence and has a maximum prison sentence of five years.

Accidentally opening someone else’s mail is not an offence.

If you use the Costerfield lock box and are missing any mail phone Heathcote police on 5433 3711 or visit them at 140 High St, Heathcote.