3 Arrested in Metro Mail Theft Sting

3 Arrested in Metro Mail Theft Sting Photo: Roseville Police Department

September 11, 2018 02:48 PM

Roseville police report three people were arrested last week as part of an undercover sting operation targeting mail theft.

A release said plain clothes officers working the detail last Thursday afternoon observed a Toyota Camry pull up to a residential mailbox on the 400 block of North McCarrons Boulevard. A female passenger allegedly reached out of the vehicle, opened a mailbox and removed a package officers had left there.


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Officers stopped the vehicle a short distance away and arrested the three occupants.

According to the release, officers discovered a cup full of chemicals in the vehicle allegedly being used to remove ink from a stolen check. Other items used to "wash" checks were reportedly found throughout the vehicle as well as other pieces of stolen mail from around the metro area were reportedly discovered.

In addition, the release alleges a handwritten entry in a journal belonging to one of the suspects was titled "Places to Hit Mailboxes." The entry reportedly cited St. Paul Park, Newport, Cottage Grove and cities along Interstate 494 as potential sites.

The release goes on to allege all three suspects admitted in Miranda interviews to being involved with the thefts.


Frank Rajkowski

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