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Mailbox thefts

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In Guelph, two community boxes were pried open – one serving 14 customers and another 15 customers – and all the mail was removed, a news release said.

Arrest in series of mailbox break-ins

Police have made an arrest in connection with a series of recent mailbox break-ins in Wellington County.
Between Feb. 14 and 21, Wellington County OPP had received numerous reports of community mailboxes in Centre Wellington and Guelph-Eramosa townships being forced open.
The OPP’s street crime unit took over the investigation, and on Feb. 22 a Fergus man was arrested.
The 31-year-old is charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and under $5,000, resisting arrest, mischief under $5,000 and breaching a court order.
The investigation is continuing, a news release said.
Meanwhile, city police have also had reports of break-ins at community mailboxes. The Canada Post Distribution Centre on Woodlawn road reported the theft of mail from several community boxes to Guelph Police on Wednesday Feb. 19. In the city, two community boxes were pried open – one serving 14 customers and another 15 customers – and all the mail was removed, a news release said.
Both boxes appeared to have been entered using the same method, it said.
Canada Post also advised that there were break-ins at two mailboxes just outside of the city limits. It is not known whether the break-ins happened overnight or during the day, the release said.
Canada Post has notified its internal Corporate Security Office and will be sending out letters to all the affected residents to let them know about the potential loss and theft of personal information, it said.

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