Police report mailbox break-ins

The Plainville Police Department announced that between the hours of 3:30 p.m. on April 27 and 7:30 a.m. on April 29, the United States Postal Service collection mailboxes on the corner of East Main Street, at Hough Street and Whiting Street in front of the Plainville Post Office, were broken into, and several pieces of mail were stolen.

Officers suggest anyone who may have dropped checks or financial information into those boxes around those hours put stop payments on the checks and a freeze or fraud alert on any potentially affected bank accounts.

For those who may have been the victim of identity theft or fraud, officers encourage residents to report the incident. In addition to investigating the theft or fraud, police will be able to provide literature to help assist with safeguarding personal information.

The two incidents of theft of mail are currently under investigation and may be related to recent similar thefts of mail throughout Connecticut.

Police ask anyone who may have information to contact the Plainville Police Department detective division at (860) 747-1616.