Elkins Park post office dropbox a hotbox for thievery, Cheltenham police caution

FOX29 reported that the Cheltenham Township Police Department has advised residents not to put mail with cash or checks inside the blue dropbox outside the Elkins Park Post office on Ashbourne Road. The box, according to police, has been a favorite target for money-hungry thieves.

Authorities say checks taken from the mailbox have been stolen, washed, and fraudulently deposited into another account of an unintended recipient. The department has reported at least 70 mailbox thefts, with many happening at the Elkins Park Post Office box. 

Police are telling postal customers to take their mail inside the post office and hand it to a clerk or find a mailbox with a surveillance camera.  

You can find FOX29’s coverage of the issue here.