Thea Digiammerino

USPS Mailboxes Pried Open, Mail Stolen in Westport

Westport police are investigating after someone pried open three US Post Office mailboxes and stole the letters and packages inside.

Police said it happened sometime in the overnight hours Friday. Two of the mailboxes were at Playhouse Square at 275 Post Road East, and the third was at 31 Riverside Avenue.

Anyone who dropped mail into these boxes in the last 24 hours is warned to be on alert for anything suspicious. Those who mailed checks should stop payment, and those who mailed anything with personal information should monitor their accounts and credit reports for any kind of fraudulent activity.

Stealing mail is a federal offense and can result in a fine or jail time.

The Office of the Postal Inspector and the Westport Police Department are investigating. Anyone with information should contact the Westport Police Detective Bureau at 203-341-6080.

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