Mail thief on the loose in Lakewood

usps tls (2)Police are looking for a man stealing mail in Lakewood, TLS has learned.

Residents in the Arlington area report their mailboxes were found to have been gone through, and important pieces of mail – including checks – were gone. Pieces of junk mail belonging to the residents were found on the next block.

“Officer Brandon Burkhardt responded to a Vine Street home after the residents noticed their mailbox was open. Further inspection revealed that several pieces of mail were missing,” Detective Lieutenant Greg Staffordsmith said.

Stealing mail is a federal offense.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lakewood Police Department at 732-363-0200.


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  1. I noticed a USPS mail truck at around 6pm motzoai Shabbos (past normal USPS service times) driving erratically near pine street.
    Is it possible the thief was using a mail truck?
    He went around the block multiple times. Not so slow.

  2. Why would anyone steal a check? It leaves a trace back to you. Where was the check cashed? Into whose account? Any check cashing business just depositing checks from anyone without some sort of checks and balances is just foolish. Just as guilty and foolish as the person who stole the check.

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