After a Spate of Mailbox Thefts, Darien Police Advise Public Not to Put Outgoing Mail in Their Mailboxes
Recent reports around town of stolen mail involving checks being cashed has caused the Darien Police Department to recommend avoiding use of home mailboxes for outgoing bills. Although mail theft has even occurred when checks were mailed from the mailboxes outside the Darien Post Office, police are still recommending that outdoor, blue U.S. Postal Service mailboxes can be used. Envelopes containing checks should be mailed from inside the Darien Post Office or paid online, if possible, police say. (Mail theft has even occurred when checks were mailed from the mailboxes outside the Darien Post Office.)
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For those who have mailed checks, regularly review bank or credit card statements to confirm that the amount and payee are correct. Blue U.S. Postal Service mailboxes are also recommended (although thefts occurred from the ones outside the town Post Office), as is stopping mail service when out of town.