Bedford police seek tips after mail stolen from post office

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BEDFORD — Bedford Police Department is investigating the theft of mail from a U.S.

Postal Service mailbox and is seeking assistance from the public.

Around 1:30 a.m. on March 18, a Bedford police officer observed a maroon Jeep Cherokee approach the mailbox at the rear of the Bedford Post Office located at 158 Great Road.

An individual was seen removing mail from the box before fleeing in the vehicle.

The suspect’s vehicle led police on a chase down Great Road and onto Interstate 95, but officers discontinued the pursuit due to the erratic driving of the Jeep for safety reasons.

Surveillance footage provided only a grainy image of the suspect vehicle, making it difficult for investigators to identify the license plate number.

Local authorities, along with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Department of Homeland Security, are continuing to look into the matter.

Chief John Fisher issued a warning to the community, particularly to those who may have used the mailbox on the night of the theft, urging residents to take extra precautions when sending mail.

Bedford Police are asking anyone with information about the incident or who recognizes the vehicle in question to contact them at 781-275-1212.

The department also shared several tips from the United States Postal Inspection Service to help prevent future incidents of mail theft, including using local post offices for outgoing mail, avoiding leaving mail in mailboxes overnight, and never sending cash through the mail.

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