The Hawai`i Police Department is warning the public about a recent uptick in theft of mail. In recent weeks police have seen an increase in the theft of mail, both incoming and outgoing, from residential mailboxes.
Police urge residents to install locked mailboxes at their residence to deter theft of incoming mail with sensitive personal information enclosed; and to drop off outgoing mail at a secure United States Postal Service drop box, or post office.
Anyone that witnesses suspicious activity or may have been a victim of mail theft is urged to call the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.