Posted on July 10, 2014 at 7:51 AM
Thursday, Jul 10 at 8:54 AM
(KMOV) – Chesterfield Police say there have been reports of mail missing from mailboxes in west St. Louis County.
Police say the thefts have happened in Ballwin, Chesterfield, and Town and Country.
The goal is to gain personal financial information, such as account numbers, found on checks and bank statements.
Outgoing and incoming mail have both been targeted.
Chesterfield Police say mail was stolen three times, that they know of, in the last two weeks.
Those incidents happened along White Lane Drive, Country Ridge, and Isle View.
Police suggest that neighbors at home during the day should keep an eye out for anyone peering into mailboxes.
Stealing mail is a federal offense with a conviction of up to five years for every piece of mail taken.