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Jackson County seeing numerous reports of mail thefts

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JACKSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports of mail theft from mailboxes along the roadway.

This is happening particularly in the rural areas of the county west of Murphysboro.

It is believed the thefts are occurring in the early hours of the morning and the perpetrators are driving from mailbox to mailbox removing contents.

The Sheriff's office is asking folks to secure their mail from their mailbox as soon as they reasonably can after it is delivered.

If you believe you are the victim of a mail theft, or if any suspicious vehicles or persons are witnessed tampering with mailboxes, citizens are encouraged to report the information to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office at (618) 684-2177.