Between yesterday (Wed-10-3-12) at 430pm and today (Thurs-10-4-12) at 8am. A significant theft of US Mail occurred from mail boxes located at Bear Gulch Road West and Skyline (SR-35). Numerous mailboxes were forced open with pry tools and locks were cut with bolt cutters in order to access delivered mail.
Theft of US mail is often associated with check, credit card, and identity theft crimes. If you see a suspicious vehicle or subjects breaking into mail boxes, get a head-to-toe description of the subjects and a description of their vehicle and vehicle license plate. Call Sheriff’s Dispatch at 650-363-4911. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND the individuals.
A United States Postal Inspector has been assigned to investigate these thefts and will be working closely with the Sheriff’s Office. Theft of US Mail is a federal offense punishable by a lengthy term in federal prison.
If you witnessed any suspicious individuals or vehicles yesterday evening associated with these thefts you may e-mail your leads to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Sheriff’s Office.