ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Police are investigating potential “Mail Fishing” incidents at local mailboxes within the town. 

According to police, “Mail Fishing” is where thieves use a weighted object that is attached to a string or wire and is covered in a sticky substance to steal mail from USPS mailboxes. 

In an effort to reach out to the community Police have supplied some tips you can do to avoid being a potential victim of this crime.

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1. Use the letter slots inside local post offices, or hand the mail directly to a mail carrier.

2. Not send cash in the mail.

3. Ask financial institutions for “secure” checks” that cannot be altered.

4. Drop mail off as close to possible to collection times at collection boxes. 5. Consider transferring money through other methods.

“The Roselle Park Police Department is working with surrounding law enforcement agencies to address this issue, said Roselle Park Police Chief Daniel J. McCaffery. “As a reminder, the best method for mailing letters is to bring it directly to the post office, or hand it to your postal carrier”.

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