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Avondale – Entering auto, mailboxes reported

Avondale Estates

Avondale – Entering auto, mailboxes reported

An Avondale Estates Police Car. Source: City of Avondale Estates, GA
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An Avondale Estates Police Car. Source: City of Avondale Estates, GA

An Avondale Estates Police Car. Source: City of Avondale Estates, GA

Avondale Estates Police on June 30 issued an alert to residents about an unknown person rifling through local mailboxes.

The city also announced the arrest a suspect caught in the act of trying to steal items from a parked vehicle.

According to the alert, an unknown suspect had entered several mailboxes on Berkeley Road. Police believe the incidents occurred sometime over the weekend or early this morning.

“Citizens are cautioned against sending payments, gift cards and any correspondence that may have personal/sensitive information listed,” the advisory from the Avondale Police Department says. “Persons going through mailboxes may be looking for currency, gift cards and/or information that could be used for ID Theft. Mailboxes located on the curbside with the flag up, indicate to everyone (not just the mail carrier) that there is something inside to be picked up. Anyone having information that may be of assistance is asked to contact Inv. Tom Gillis at (404) 391-4526.”

Police said during the week ending June 26, police officers saw a suspect “rifling through a vehicle at a local repair shop” on the 2800 Block of East College Avenue. Police arrested the suspect on the scene.

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