Lock your Mailboxes.
Police have charged a 40-year-old man with being in possession of stolen goods after he was found last week with a large amount of mail.
Around 3:30am Friday 18th January, police were conducting patrols along Military Road when they spotted the man.
“The man attempted to flee down Belmont Rd, however he was stopped by police a short time later,” a spokesperson says.
Officers searched the man and will allege they located 87 pieces of mail addressed to residents in Neutral Bay and Cremorne along with two universal master keys typically used to access mailboxes.
The man was arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station.
He was charged with being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, possession of identity info to commit an indictable offence and goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen. He was granted conditional bail and will next face court in March.
Police are warning locals to keep their mailboxes locked after a spate of theft.