Officials Say Mail Thefts Are on the Rise

By: AP
By: AP

OSKALOOSA, Kan. (AP) _ Law enforcement authorities in Kansas and
Missouri warn residents that mail theft is on the rise,
particularly of mail containing checks and credit cards.
A group of local, state and federal authorities met last week in
Oskaloosa, Kan., to map out their strategy as they confront a spike
in mail theft in their northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas
area.
Authorities say they've received 50 to 60 reported thefts and
other crimes in their area.
It's prompted the cooperation of law enforcement in several
Kansas counties, the postal inspector's office, Kansas City area
law enforcement and the Missouri Highway Patrol.
The group met to compare information about reported mail thefts,
forgeries and vehicle break-ins that may be connected.
Investigators said they believe one group of suspects is
responsible for most of the incidents although they haven't yet
made any arrests.
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Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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