The Regina Police Service is asking Regina residents to keep a watchful eye on their property or place of residence. We have had several reported instances of mailbox thefts in apartment buildings lately. The thief will be looking for anything with your name and banking information on it.
Here are a few ways to try and keep your identity safer:
- Opt-out of paper statements from your bank and go with e-statements instead.
- An overflowing mailbox is a sign of an absent resident. Be a good neighbour by offering to take in mail, when others are away on holiday, and have someone take in your mail while you are away.
- Police use information to solve crime, and the public is the biggest source of information. Nobody knows their neighbourhood better than those who live there. If you see something suspicious, for example: someone hanging out around the mailboxes, studying them but not retrieving their mail with a key, take a second look at their actions. You can report suspicious activity, by calling police at 306-777-6500. Anyone who sees a crime in progress should call 9-1-1. This includes mischief/graffiti-in-progress, theft from and of auto, and violent offences.
If you have information pertaining to a crime, please call 306-777-6500 to report it to police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.