Mail was again stolen in Surrey Downs this morning, and the felon was caught thanks to the Hills and their mailbox Alert.
The Mailbox Alert went off at 6:09 this morning, and they saw the thieves driving south on 109th in a white U-Haul pickup. Ten minutes later police found them still driving around Surrey Downs and made a felony arrest, as the driver had a revoked driver’s license. They couldn’t search the car because Patrick Hill was the only one reporting the mailbox intrusion and the mail wasn’t visible like it was the six other times the Hills reported the crime. Nine people have been arrested from their efforts, besides 60 pieces of mail being returned to the mail boxes they were stolen from; also a stolen car, a stolen hand gun, drugs and washed checks were recovered. (If you have been expecting checks from your bank, I’d contact them and daily go online and watch your checking account till your checks arrive.)
You can help, we would encourage other residents to get a Mailbox Alert (Amazon.com: $27 – Wireless Mail Alert System) and call 911 when it goes off, especially if you can see the mailbox from your house.
Patrick & Carol Hill