RAMSEY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police in Ramsey, New Jersey, don’t want people using the big blue postal service mailboxes.
They’re warning residents as the number of mail fishing incidents rises.
Ramsey Police are currently investigating 50 cases of mail theft that occurred just within the last two months.
“It’s an easy mark, it’s easy to fish mail out of these mailboxes and they know how to wash the checks and deposit them to get the cash,” Ramsey Police Chief Bryan Gurney said.
The most recent incident happened Monday morning when two people were arrested for stealing from mailboxes just feet from the entrance to the Main Street Post Office.
Last week at the same location, police confiscated mouse traps, shoe laces and water bottles that had been put together to create a makeshift fishing device.