David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 12-517
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- December 27, 2012
- Contact Person:
- Samara Sodos : firstname.lastname@example.org
Suspects steal mail.
- December 25, 2012
- Time: 12:00 PM
At least 100 residents in the Riverview area woke up Christmas morning to find
their mail had been tampered with or taken. In some cases, dozens of pieces of
mail, including some Christmas cards and letters, were scattered on the lawns
of homes in several subdivisions. Starting at 7:30 a.m., deputies began
responding to calls about the discarded mail in the Boyette Farms, Rivercrest,
Tucker Rd. and Summerfield neighborhoods. Deputies began collecting the mail
and returning it to the homeowners. In one case, mail was shoved into another
neighbor's mailbox. Some mail was opened as evidenced by torn envelopes.
Deputies returned much of the mail, but part of what they collected will be
turned over to the postmaster tomorrow to be delivered back to the homes. In
addition, there were eight mailboxes knocked over on Lincoln Road - deputies
aren't sure if this is connected to the mail tampering but for now they are
investigating it as a related incident. The Sheriff's Office will alert the
Postal Service about this incident tomorrow.
Deputies ask if anyone living in the area with home surveillance video that
might be helpful to give them a call at 247-8200.