The Burien Police Department on Saturday (March 22) announced that, working in cooperation with U.S. Postal Inspectors, they had busted a Mother and Daughter team and recovered “mountains of stolen mail.” Police originally responded to a mail theft report in January, when a victim reported that her mail had been stolen, and that the suspects used her identity to obtain credit cards in the her name. “Unfortunately this happens too often and is a difficult crime to solve,” said Burien Police on their Facebook page. “In this case, Officer Ghrmai took a detailed report which was forwarded to Detective Glasgow. With some exhaustive investigation, a nearby neighbor was identified as the suspect and a judge signed a search warrant for her home. Not surprisingly, the suspect was very familiar to the Burien Police and had been terrorizing her neighbors with various crimes including theft and suspected burglaries.” Detectives and U.S. Postal Inspectors served the warrant and recovered mail from nearly 1,000 victims, resulting in the suspect and her adult daughter being arrested. The US Postal Inspector is taking the case from here with federal charges expected to be filed against both suspects. Police added “Please help us prevent mail theft by visiting this USPS website:” https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/investigations/MailFraud/fraudschemes/mailtheft/TipThieves.aspx “If you ever see someone accessing a mailbox without a mail carrier vehicle, you should safely get a description and call 911. A big thank you to Detective Glasgow who turned one single piece of stolen mail into a large federal case against two prolific thieves!”]]>
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