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Claremore Police arrest accused mail thieves

Posted at 6:15 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 06:08:20-04

CLAREMORE, Okla. -- Police arrested two juveniles for mail theft in Claremore.

The theft, caught on camera and featured on 2 Works For You last week, was in a neighborhood near Claremore High School. 

Deputy Chief Steve Cox said the two were identified from a Facebook post and admitted to the crime. 

They will be charged with larceny. 

USPS offered the following tips if you notice your mail may have been stolen:

·        Report mail theft to the US Postal Inspection Service at []. Postal Inspectors encourage making a local law enforcement report as well, but those reports aren’t always provided to Postal Inspectors.  You can also call 877-876-2455; however, you can upload files directly into the online complaint.

·        Stealing mail is a federal offense (Title 18, United States Code, Section 1708), punishable by up to five years in prison for each piece stolen and a possible fine.

·        Anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of a mail thief is eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.  Information should be reported to 877-876-2455.  Choose the postal emergency option.


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