Lincoln Police see increase in mailbox thefts in 2022

In 2022, 32 mailbox thefts were reported. The average during this time frame for the last five years is eight.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Police say they have seen a recent increase in mailbox thefts in 2022.

Lincoln Police reported 32 mailbox thefts in January and February.  The average during that time frame for the last five years is eight.

Most thefts tend to occur when the red flag on the mailbox is raised, according to Lincoln Police.  Victims have reported nearly $6,000 in losses.

Lincoln Police tell residents to remain alert when mailing financial items such as credit cards, checks, or cash.

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