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RCMP confirm mailbox break-ins

List of affected community mailbox locations included in RCMP media release
Canada Post photo - A number of mailboxes in St. Paul have been broken into recently, according to RCMP.

ST. PAUL - The St. Paul RCMP detachment received a number of reports regarding community mailbox break-ins throughout the Town of St. Paul, earlier in the week.

RCMP was notified of the mailbox thefts on Feb. 17.

“Various compartments were broken into from each community mailbox unit,” reads an RCMP media release, dated Feb. 19.

Randal Paziuk says she was among those who were affected by the recent thefts.

“My initial reaction was panic, of course, as all our personal information is now in someone else’s hands and who knows what their intentions are with that (information),” says Paziuk. “We called the RCMP and the bank to notify them . . . I’m sure we’re feeling the same as any other person in this situation, violated.”

In the media release, RCMP said they would like to remind people to check their mail regularly to ensure no personal information or valuables are left for criminals to steal.

Affected community mailbox units in St. Paul are as follows:

· Location 5514 52 Ave.

· Location 5413 56 St.

· Location 5430 55 St.

· Location 5213 53 Ave.

· Location 5046 54 Ave.

· Location 5419 51 St.

· Location 5222 55 Ave.

· Location 5414 51 Ave.

· Location 5113 45 St.

· Location 4400 50 Ave.

St. Paul RCMP are asking the public's assistance for any information in relation to this incident, or identifying those responsible.

Please contact St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8888 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Janice Huser

About the Author: Janice Huser

Janice Huser has been with the St. Paul Journal since 2006. She is a graduate of the SAIT print media journalism program, is originally from St. Paul and has a passion for photography.
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