In the ongoing and difficult battle against those stealing mail and packages from mailboxes and porches across Contra Costa County there was a small victory overnight as Martinez police announced the arrest of two suspected criminals reportedly at work in the Reliez Valley area.
Martinez police said residents contacted them around 11:24 p.m. Saturday, citizens giving descriptions of two people allegedly mining mailboxes in the Eagle Nest area. Police found one in the Tavan Estates area and the other walking along Reliez Valley Rd., with officers recovering several pieces of mail and other items.
NEWS24/680 has gotten multiple calls of several cars and different “crews” working that area and others and police have been busy attempting to find and catch them. Apparently, they were successful.
The photo is of pilfered mail pieces, obviously containing the sort of information of value to identity thieves these days.