Police step up patrols to combat mail theft
By mattcollison | Saturday, November 24, 2012, 14:47
A CRIMINAL investigation has begun after dozens of people's mail was stolen in Woking.
Police have stepped up patrols around the Maybury and Mount Hermon areas in an effort to catch the culprits.
So far 75 people who mainly live in the Mount Hermon area have been victims of postal theft.
In May, Royal Mail launched its own investigation following reports mail was being stolen.
Police officers met with concerned residents at St Dunstan's Church, Woking, on Thursday to advise and update them on the situation.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Nolan Heather said: "We understand that these thefts have caused huge concern for the local community and officers have been working closely with the Royal Mail to pass information to assist their internal investigation. The issue has also been made a Force priority by Surrey Police.
"We have already increased patrols and those living in the affected areas should notice a visible policing presence in these areas during the times when we know post has been being stolen."
Anyone with information should call 101 or anonymously at Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.