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Stolen mail found in Vancouver home

Stolen mail found in Vancouver home
Some of the stolen mail found in a Northwest Vancouver home.
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VANCOUVER, Wash. – Police say they’ve recovered stolen mail belonging to dozens of people in a Northwest Vancouver neighborhood.

Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said the mail included credit cards, checks and other financial information for 30 to 40 people.

A homeowner in the 6100 block of NW Cherry Street called police on Saturday when they saw that a relative who was staying at the house had collected a large amount of mail in a bedroom.

No arrest has been made at this time, Kapp said.

Police are contacting victims whose financial information was stolen to encourage them to notify their financial institutions and place fraud alerts on their accounts. Many of the victims live in Northwest Vancouver, but there may be victims outside that area, Kapp said.

The case will be referred to the U.S. Postal Inspector.

“Anyone who believes they may be the victim of mail theft or identity theft should make a police report, contact their financial institution or credit card company, have a fraud alert placed on their accounts and contact all three credit bureaus to run a credit report,” Kapp said in a news release.

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