The Hawai`i Police Department is warning the public about mailbox tampering taking place in the Kukuau, Hoku Street and Wainaku areas of Hilo.
Police have been receiving complaints of mail being found by the public. The mail is being returned to the local post office for distribution, and those returning the mail have been advised to call the police. The mailboxes being tampered with are unsecured mailboxes placed within the various neighborhoods.
HPD officials say the department has received information of a male on a moped and a male and female in a black colored Toyota Camry within the vicinity when the incidents have occurred. It is not known if the suspected individuals are working in tandem or separately.
The public is being asked to take measures to secure their mailboxes and to be aware of any suspicious activity and any suspicious people operating the vehicles mentioned.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311 or anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.