Some Ponoka County residents were unable to get their mail owing to the fact that entire sections were stolen.
Ponoka RCMP reports that two locations west of town had entire Canada Post mailbox sections pulled from the concrete pads.
The first report came in Oct. 28 at the Highway 53 and Range Road 265 location. Police say unknown suspects stole one section from the cement pad overnight.
The suspects showed some real desire to pull these mailboxes as they are believed to be the new mailboxes. At Range Road 265 one concrete pad was pulled several metres from its original spot.
The second report came in Oct. 29 at Township Road 434 and Range Road 272. As with the day before, an entire section was removed. Police say it’s possible the pad was taken at the same time period as the first one.
At this time there are no suspects, witnesses or surveillance video.
The purpose of this message is to make residents aware of potential suspicious activity in their area. Please be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious vehicles and or people immediately.
If you have information about this incident, please call the Ponoka RCMP at (403) 783-4472 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).