RCMP offer mail safety tips

With thieves stealing mail from locations around Chilliwack, the RCMP is urging people to stay vigilant.

The Chilliwack RCMP is asking people to be careful with their mail given a recent rash of postal thefts.

While the RCMP and Canada Post inspectors try to track down the thieves who’ve hit several apartment buildings and rural areas, Cpl. Mike Rail offers some helpful tips.

There is an increase in reported mail theft this month,” he acknowledged, “We encourage everyone to protect their mail by following a few simple practices. Collect your mail daily. If you go away, contact Canada Post to hold delivery until you return and never send cash in the mail.”

Get more tips and info at canadapost.ca/postalsecurity.

Anyone with tips about mail theft is asked to call the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crimestoppers (anonymously) at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).