Elkins Park mail thief arrested, linked to dozens of victims, many elderly

Coming on the heels of a months-long investigation by the Cheltenham Police Department and the US Postal Inspectors, a series of local mail thefts now include Keyon Clark, 22, of Philadelphia, who was arrested by a Cheltenham officer on September 29 at 3:11am.

The officer saw Clark standing by the drive-up mailboxes at the Elkins Park Post Office and, after being approached, the suspect fled into a wooded area after dropping multiple pieces of mail. A Cheltenham Police K9 team tracked him through the area which eventually led to an apprehension.

Clark is facing multiple felony charges including Theft by Unlawful Taking, Access Device Fraud, Identity Theft, and Persons not to Possess Firearms.

A search warrant was executed in Clark’s residence in Philadelphia, where evidence linking him to dozens of similar incidents was recovered. Many of Clark’s victims are elderly.

Victims are still being identified and the total financial loss is still being quantified. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Cheltenham Police Department or email PoliceTips@cheltenham-township.org.