Authorities are advising Clovis residents who have community mailboxes to pick up their mail daily and keep an eye out for mail thieves.
There has been a recent spike in community mailbox breaches, said Clovis Police Department spokeswoman Janet Stoll-Lee.
“The breaches seem to be happening between the hours of 4 a.m. and 10 a.m.,” Stoll-Lee said. “We are encouraging people to pick up their mail in a timely fashion.”
Residents are asked to call 911 immediately if they see someone breaking into a mailbox, she said. Anyone with information regarding the possible identity of the person or people responsible for these crimes is asked to call Clovis Police dispatch at (559) 324-2800.
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“The Post Office is aware of the break-ins and is working to repair the damage to these community mailboxes,” Stoll-Lee said.