LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Local and state police are investigating a half-dozen reports of mail being stolen from residential mailboxes in Lewisboro.

In one instance, a check addressed to the town of Lewisboro tax receiver was stolen and cashed, said Investigator Joseph Becerra of the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

“Somehow this person was able to cash it,” Becerra said. “So, we’re looking into how this was done.”

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Three thefts have occurred in the Michelle Estates neighborhood of Cross River and the others have occurred in South Salem, Becerra said. They have occurred over a two-week span always during daylight hours.

Residents mailing checks or money should bring them to their local Post Office, which is more secure than leaving them in a residential mailbox, Becerra said. Mailbox flags indicating outgoing mail are “kind of an invitation” to criminals, he added.

People who have information or have been the victim of a similar crime should call the New York State Police at 914-769-2600.