Released by Lt. Roman Roberson with Kilgore Police Department:
Kilgore, TX - On Tuesday, 12-08-2009, the Kilgore Police Department received five reports of mail being stolen out of mail boxes during daytime hours.
All of the incidents involved out-going mail at businesses and residences. At this time, the Kilgore Police Department has information a four door gold car may be involved in the mail thefts.
Initial investigation revealed the suspect(s) are taking the mail and then removing checks out of the envelopes. This suggests the suspect(s) are attempting to obtain the checks in order to commit other crimes such as forgery, counterfeiting or identity theft.
The Kilgore Police Department would recommend placing outgoing mail in a secure mailbox such as a U.S. Postal mail box or take it directly into the post office. Also be aware of when your mail is delivered in order to quickly empty the mail box. A locking mail box is most effective.
If anyone has any information concerning this crime please contact the Kilgore Police Department at 903-983-1559 or contact Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP. Crime Stoppers may pay up to $1000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime