On December 12, 2008, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported widespread mail theft in 2 Peachtree City subdivisions. The story, included below for your reference, underscores the need for consumers to protect their sensitive information with a secure locking mailbox. In addition, people should always use a secure post office box to drop off outgoing mail.
Peachtree City police are investigating widespread mail thefts from two subdivisions after a bag filled with delivered mail was found behind a shopping center.
Police said they recovered a bag of mail behind Peachtree East Shopping Center that had already been delivered to homes inside Hampton Green and Morallion Hills subdivisions. Police believe the mail was stolen Monday, between 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
About two weeks prior to Wednesday’s discovery, someone stole outgoing mail from residential boxes inside Summer Brooke and Rockspray Ridge subdivisions, police said.
Anyone with information on the thefts should contact the Peachtree City Criminal Investigations Division at 770-631-2510 or the Crime and Narcotics Information Hotline at 770-487-6010. Callers can remain anonymous.