The Victoria Police Department warns the community about mailbox thieves

The Victoria Police Department is warning the community to be on alert for thieves. According to VPD, these thieves are not breaking into homes but they are watching your house to get inside of your mail.

Lauren Meaux, the Victoria Police Department Media Relations, said “Our property team with our investigation unit reached out to us and let us know that they have seen an uptake in counterfeit, and forgery. What people are doing is they’re approaching mailboxes that have the red flag up, taking all of the mail-out there and then going through there looking specifically for checks. They, then wash these checks and make copies and now they have your routing number and your checking account number.

If you see someone suspicious going through a mailbox please contact VPD at 361-573-3221