Suspect makes off with red Canada Post box in Vernon

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VERNON - Police in the North Okanagan are investigating an unusual crime in which someone stole a large, red Canada Post mailbox.

The mailbox in question was located at the corner of Kickwillie Loop and Westkal Road in Coldstream and disappeared sometime between March 19 and the morning of March 20, police say in a media release.

Police are asking anyone who saw anything or knows anything to get in touch with them.

“This is an area where people frequently park to access the Okanagan Rail Trail,” Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says in the release.

The mailbox is described as a street letter box where you would deposit mail for pick up.

The incident follows a rash of thefts from mailboxes around the Vernon area in recent months.

Anyone who has information about this crime, or knows the location of the mailbox, is asked to call the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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