Lexington police probe mail theft from USPS boxes

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LEXINGTON — Lexington Police Department is conducting an investigation into the theft of mail from four USPS mailboxes located in Lexington Center.

The incident occurred between 4 p.m. on April 27 and the morning of April 29, with three mailboxes in front of the Post Office at 1661 Massachusetts Avenue being compromised.

Additionally, a mailbox in the driveway of the Town Office Building at 1625 Massachusetts Avenue was also accessed, and contents were stolen from there as well.

Authorities believe the suspect used a key to open the mailboxes, but it remains unclear how the key was obtained.

In collaboration with the United States Postal Service, Lexington Police are trying to pinpoint the exact times the mailboxes were accessed and gather any information on a potential suspect.

Residents who used the affected mailboxes during the specified period are urged to inform the intended recipients of the mail.

Those who sent checks are advised to contact their banks immediately.

The police also suggest using the post office lobby for mail deposits, which remains open 24 hours a day, as a precaution.

With the investigation in its early stages, details are scarce.

Police have committed to updating the community as more information becomes available.

The Lexington Police Department cautions residents that although this type of crime is not common in the area, it has happened elsewhere in Massachusetts and across the country.

They remind citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities immediately.

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