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Police investigate mail thefts from at least 16 Taylorsville homes

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TAYLORSVILLE — Police are searching for whoever is responsible for a rash of mail thefts late Saturday night in Taylorsville.

It happened in the area of 4700 South and 3700 West.

Residents woke up Sunday morning to find ads and envelopes scattered all over the neighborhood.

“We walked outside and saw mail all over the ground,” said Misty Sandoval. “It was like a paper party, with mail everywhere.”

“We saw bills, we saw personal mail, we saw magazines,” said Rebecca McPherson.

Unified Police said 16 people have filed police reports so far, but dozens, or even hundreds of homes could be affected.

“We had some lady’s mail that lived way down at the end of the street. And then my brother was supposed to have a package delivered at my mom’s which is next door to me and it wasn’t there. It was stolen too,” said Sandoval.

McPherson said her surveillance cameras show the suspected thieves in action. She believes it’s a man and woman working together.

“They walked very casually like they do this for a living,” said McPherson. “They weren’t scared. Didn’t hesitate to open the box and take mail.”

Neighbors are worried what the pair might do with all that mail and they’re hoping police can track them down before they strike again.

“We have personal stuff that comes into the mail and we don’t want people getting our information,” said Sandoval.

Police were going door to door in the neighborhood Sunday to find out how many people were affected and who else has surveillance video.

If you have any information about this rash of mail theft, please call the Unified Police Department at 801-743-7000.

Tania Dean

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