Police: Thieves targeting mailboxes in Happy Valley area

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HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. – Investigators are looking into several reports that someone is stealing mail out of mailboxes in the Happy Valley area.

The reports of mail theft are centered around SE Sunnyside Road near SE 122nd Avenue in the area just outside of Happy Valley.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said the thief or thieves seem to be targeting community mailboxes.

Here are some tips on preventing mail theft from Happy Valley Police:

  • Do not mail checks or financial information from your mailbox; drop sensitive mail off in a blue mailbox or at the post office
  • Avoid leaving any mail in your box overnight
  • Get to know your neighbors - look out for each other and be safe
  • Report suspicious activity at or near mailboxes
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