WETHERSFIELD, CT (WFSB) -- Police in Wethersfield are investigating after U.S. post office mailboxes were broken into.
It happened on Thursday morning on Beaver Road.
Police said the mail was last collected around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
Anyone who deposited mail into the boxes on that street after that time should contact the United States Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-2455.
Residents who use the USPS mailboxes frequently are upset to hear what's been happening.
"You’re depending on the mail to be delivered, so your bills are paid," said Bonnie Jedziniak, who said she's worried some of her mail may have been in the batch that got stolen.
Police said anyone who had outgoing mail that was a check should physically bring it inside the post office to have it mailed.
Or, if possible, use money orders or bank checks. That way, if one of the checks gets compromised, it won't go against the checking account.
Also, for anyone who fears their mail may have been stolen should contact their bank and put a freeze on the check and the account.
You should also double check with the intended recipient and let them know about the theft.
Stealing mail is a felony and those charged could face up to five years behind bars, as well as a $250,000 fine.