RCMP report vehicle, mail theft

Mailbox thefts continue to plague Lower Similkameen communities

  • Dec. 21, 2013 8:00 p.m.



Keremeos RCMP reported continuing mail theft from mailboxes in the Keremeos area, including Cawston and Olalla.

The thefts have occured over the past two weeks and appear to be random in nature. On December 20, police reported the latest thefts from a number of boxes that were jimmied and contents emptied at a community mailbox site at Ritchie  Road and Lowe Drive in Cawston.

Thieves are targeting parcels, cash in the mail, cheques and anything that is of value that people send and receive, especially around Christmas time.  Theft has     occurred to mailboxes in the Oliver area as well.

Keremeos RCMP would like to hear from anyone who sees or has knowledge of suspicous activities around  area mailboxes. They are asked to contact the detachment at 250-499-5511, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-337-8477.

Vehicles stolen from compound

Sometime during the night on Sunday, December 15, the vehicle impound lot behind Fas Gas was  broken into and two vehicles – a 1995 Ford pick up and a 1993 Nissan were stolen.

The pickup was recovered in Princeton, while the Nissan was found locally. Police have no suspects at this time.