Police: Trumbull mail stolen from front porches, mailboxes

Police are investigating town-wide theft of packages and mail that appears to have been stolen from Trumbull mailboxes and off front porches.

Last Friday, several pieces of mail and packages from Trumbull were found in Easton. (See original story here).

On Wednesday, Trumbull police said mail, packages and other “assorted material” has been recovered from streets around town, in addition to the mail found in Easton.

“The addresses on these items indicates that these thefts occurred town wide,” Police said in a release. “Trumbull detectives have identified the owners of the stolen packages and mail and are working with the postal service to have these items delivered. The detective bureau is also investigating whether two persons arrested by the Shelton police for stealing packages are connected to the Trumbull thefts.”

Police are asking residents to take some precautions when packages are expected to be delivered.

“Request a signature upon delivery so the package isn’t left outdoors unattended,” police said. “If the order is from a store located nearby have the packaged delivered to the store instead of your residence. Arrange to have deliveries made when someone is home or make arrangements with a neighbor to watch for a delivery.”

Police also suggest trying to have a packaged delivered to a workplace or arrange to pick it up from a courier.

If residents see any suspicious persons or vehicles they are asked to call the police immediately at 203-261-3665.

Two New Haven men have been arrested by Shelton police Tuesday for allegedly stealing packages delivered to people’s homes. The packages allegedly were taken after being left outside the houses by delivery companies.