Mail Thieves Get Stamp Of Disapproval

North Vancouver

2019-03-14 06:00 PDT

File # 2019-4148

North Vancouver RCMP are asking for your help to identify these three masked, gloved suspects who broke into a panel of mailboxes during the early morning hours of February 17, 2019.

The mailboxes, which are located in the lobby of 124 West 1st Street, were forced open around 4:45 AM with a pry-bar. The suspects left in a silver SUV.

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3 men dressed in black with masks on their face walking into an apartment building and breaking into mailboxes.

You can tell from the video that they’ve done this before, said Sgt. Peter DeVries, spokesperson for the North Vancouver RCMP. They’re organized, completely disguised, and they work quickly.

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Somebody knows them, and we're asking that person to contact us, said DeVries. You can remain anonymous if you want to. DeVries is also asking anyone who may be up between the hours of 3AM and 6AM to report any suspicious people or vehicles by calling 9-1-1.

Anyone with information about this mail theft is asked to contact Cst. Emmaline Hastie at 604-985-1311, or by email at emmaline.hastie@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Anonymous tips can be made through Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers, who will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Fraudsters have a recipe for identity theft, and mail theft is one way they gather the ingredients they need. These include your:

Criminals can use this information to do a variety of things in your name. They can open new bank accounts or transfer your existing account balances, rack up charges on you credit cards or apply for new ones, apply for loans, passports or government benefits, and even support terrorist activities.

There are steps you can take steps to protect yourself from mail theft:

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Sgt. Peter DeVries

Media Relations Officer
North Vancouver RCMP
nvan.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
147 East 14th St, North Van., BC, V7L 2N4
Office: 604-969-7561
Cell: 604-363-5584
Fax: 604-969-7587

Email: peter.devries@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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