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Ponoka RCMP investigate mail theft from rural mailboxes

The rural mail thefts incidents occurred around the same time last week (Black Press file photo)

Ponoka RCMP are investigating the theft of mail from rural mailboxes.

The first incident was reported to police on Aug. 24 at Secondary Highway 611 and Range Road 274. Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. mail was stolen.

Police say a small black car was seen driving along Range Road 275 around 9:30 a.m. before the complainant noticed the mail stolen. Mounties patrolled the area but the vehicle was not located. There are no suspects.

The second incident of mail theft was on Township Road 422 and Range Road 273.

It was reported to police on Aug. 25 in the morning that mail was stolen from a rural Canada Post box. There are no suspects or witnesses.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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