GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Garden City Police Department announced Tuesday that they are asking for the public’s help with a mail theft incident that took place the morning of Jan. 14.
According to Garden City police, around 10:30 a.m. on January 14, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of E. Laurel in reference to an auto burglary. Upon arrival, they met with a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service.
Officers learned that the mail carrier had parked his postal truck, locked the doors, and began his delivery route. When he returned, the mail carrier discovered all remaining mail in the truck had been taken without permission.
Garden City police asked residents that if they were expecting mail on or around January 14, 2021, to contact the sender to ensure it was sent. If the mail was sent, and the recipient did not receive it, notify the United States Postal Service. Police cautioned residents to be aware of potentially fraudulent activity when receiving or cashing checks and to contact the Garden City Police Department if anyone suspects a crime has been committed.
The Garden City Police Department is requesting assistance from the community. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have information related to this incident is asked to call the
Garden City Police Department at (620) 276-1300, or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at (620) 275-7807, or text tip to Garden City PD, text GCTIP, and the tip to Tip411 (847411).
You can report theft to the postal service at www.USPIS.gov or by calling us at 877-876-2455. The reports assist investigators in being able to analyze criminal complaint data in order to fully identify and the arrest of the suspects.
Some basic tips in preventing mail theft include:
1. Awareness- watching for suspicious people that do not belong in your neighborhood and reporting them to your local police department.
2. Security- always empty your mailbox, never leave anything in the mailbox overnight. This includes outgoing mail, no matter where you are mailing your items be sure that it will be picked up that day and will not be left in the mail receptacle overnight. Just as you would not leave your home unlocked when you were not there we should be treating our mail the same way and do not let your mail accumulate for extended periods of time. For anyone that is leaving on vacation have the post office hold your mail while you’re away this can be done online at www.usps.com.