The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and Edmonds Police Department have separately issued warnings about increased incidents of package theft in the county and the City of Edmonds. The Sheriff’s Office says that reports of package and mail theft have tripled over the past few weeks while Edmonds PD says the areas around Edmonds have been hit hard.
The Sheriff’s Office notes that almost 40% of package and mail thefts have occurred in Lynnwood. And, 98% of package and mail thefts have been conducted in the 8:30-10:00am time frame and the 1:00-4:00pm time frame.
For those who stay at home, please help your neighbors by keeping a special lookout for suspicious vehicles driving slowly in your neighborhoods or following parcel vehicles or mail trucks. If you see anything suspicious, call 911 while the activity is still occurring! If it is safe try to collect the license number, vehicle description and description of any people associated with the suspicious vehicle to pass to 911. A timely call could bring a deputy out to check out the situation and at least alert police of suspicious activity in your area. Deputies have no way of knowing where package/mail thieves are without our help.
For more reminders on package theft prevention go to the following link: