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Security camera catches thieves stealing mail from North Vancouver building (VIDEO)

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Eric Zimmer Mar 14, 2019 12:05 pm

North Vancouver RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects who broke into a panel of mailboxes during the early-morning hours, last month.

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In a release on Thursday, police said that the mailboxes, which are located in the lobby of 124 West 1st Street, were forced open around 4:45 AM on February 17 with a pry-bar. The suspects then left in a silver SUV.

“You can tell from the video that they’ve done this before,” said North Vancouver RCMP  Sgt. Peter DeVries. “They’re organized, completely disguised, and they work quickly.”

Devries added that “somebody knows them, and we’re asking that person to contact us.”

Anyone with information about this mail theft is asked to contact North Vancouver RCMP by phoning 604-985-1311, or by emailing any information they might have.

Anonymous tips can be made online through Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers as well.

Police said fraudsters “have a recipe for identity theft, and mail theft is one way they gather the ingredients they need” and can use this information to do “a variety of things” using the victims’ names.

The type of information gathered can include:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Full address
  • Mothers maiden name
  • Driver’s license number
  • Personal identification numbers (PIN)
  • Credit card information (numbers, expiry dates and the last three digits printed on the signature panel)
  • Bank account numbers
  • Sample of signature
  • Passport number

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