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Beachwood Police Department warns residents of stolen mail from Beachwood Post Office: 'Checks were stolen and fraudulent activity is occurring'

Beachwood Police Department: 'To be safe, place your mail in the slots inside of the building or hand it directly to your mail carrier.'
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File photo: U.S. Postal Service carrier John Graham packs his mail bag after parking a delivery truck, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Portland, Maine.

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above is from a previous story that aired on May 2, 2022.

The Beachwood Police Department is warning residents of mail theft occurring at the Beachwood Post Office located off of Green Road.

Between April 18 and May 1, the Beachwood Police Department received 13 reports of mail theft from blue USPS boxes.

According to the Beachwood Police Department, victims of this crime report that after dropping off their mail in the drive-up boxes, it is being stolen. 

Many of the victims have reported that mail containing checks was stolen. The suspect(s) have cashed or attempted to cash many of the checks. 

At this time, the Beachwood Police Department cannot investigate the situation further due to the mail theft happening on federal property. The Cleveland Office of the U.S. Postal Inspectors has been informed of the incidents. 

In a Facebook post, the Beachwood Police Department offered safety tips to Beachwood residents in order to avoid this from happening: “To be safe, place your mail in the slots inside of the building or hand it directly to your mail carrier.” 

The Beachwood Police Department has received several reports of stolen mail. All victims are reporting that they...

Posted by Beachwood Police on Monday, May 2, 2022

In a media release from the Beachwood Police Department, they emphasized the importance of being extra cautious right now. 

"It is suggested that if you are mailing anything of value such as a check, you may want to hand it to your carrier, place it in your mailbox for the carrier to pick up or deposit it in the receptacles inside of the post office lobby. The Beachwood Post Office lobby is open 24 hours."                


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EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above is from a story that aired on April 28, 2022, from a Beachwood Holocaust survivor sharing his story. 

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