ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA) - Police are investigating a series of thefts involving U.S. Mail throughout the county beginning in November 2012, according to Mongomery County Police.
The thefts took place after victims left outgoing mail in their mailboxes. In many cases, the mail contained checks to pay bills. The suspects have been stealing the mail, removing the checks, then altering and cashing or attempting to cash the altered checks at area banks.
Police recommend that citizens drop important outgoing mail at local post offices or in a U.S. Postal Service mailbox, or to not use the "flag" on your mailbox as an alert that there is mail waiting in your box.
Please report any suspicious situations, vehicles or person(s) to police by calling 9-1-1 or the non-emergency line, 301-279-8000. Callers may remain anonymous.