Community mailboxes near 26 Avenue and 171 Street in South Surrey were found damaged Aug. 17.

South Surrey mailboxes targeted again

No suspects or witnesses to latest community-mailbox damage and theft, as

Thieves targeting community mailboxes have struck again in Grandview Heights.

Damage to and theft from a pair of the mailboxes near 26 Avenue and 171 Street was reported to police by an area resident on Aug. 17, after it was hit overnight. Last December, two of the heavy-steel boxes were stolen in their entirety from the 16900-block of 28 Avenue.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said police did not attend the scene of the latest damage, “as there were no suspects, no witnesses and no mail inside.”

Canada Post spokesperson Anick Losier said the work is “clearly” that of criminals, but was not able to elaborate on the extent of the problem .

Earlier this year, Losier said a task force was working on a “multi-pronged strategy” to address ongoing mailbox-robbery issues. She reiterated Monday that when it comes to the crimes, “where there’s a will, there’s a way despite best efforts.”

At least one area resident said more can and should be done to prevent the crime.

Murray McFadden told Peace Arch News that he plans to renew his push for the use of surveillance cameras as a disincentive next month.

Residents who receive their mail at a community box are encouraged to collect their mail daily, and to immediately report suspicious activity to police.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘A bag full of garbage every 15 metres’: Surrey industrial area filled with trash

Local workers looking to recruit business, raise funds to help dispose of litter

Survey suggests 83 per cent of Surreyites ‘favour a referendum’ on policing transition

Survey was conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights on behalf of the National Police Federation

Racist graffiti sparks Cloverdale man to renew calls for City to clean up street

Hate message the latest garbage dumped at the end of 176th Street

Brand new Tesla crashes into Surrey store front, mounts gas line

Driver was heading to the Autoplan store, straight off the lot

Surrey RCMP looking for missing 21-year-old

Police say Kenny Tran was last seen at around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 19

VIDEO: B.C. senior recalls ‘crazy’ wartime decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

New Alberta forward joins Vancouver Giants’ ranks

new left-handed 18-year-old is a familiar face to Giants head coach Michael Dyck

Cheapest in B.C.: Penticton gas prices dip below $1 per litre

Two stores in Penticton have gas below a dollar.

Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay B.C. man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

VIDEO: Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boy

Australian actor Hugh Jackman said ‘you are stronger than you know, mate’

Mugging with airsoft gun results in Langley school lockdown

Police found the weapon and a stolen phone later

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

Forest industry protests northern B.C. caribou protection deal

B.C. Mining Association supports federal-Indigenous plan

Chilliwack physiotherapist charged with sexual assault

Mounties urging other potential victims to make contact

Most Read