Two men arrested for allegedly stealing mail

Two men are facing more than a dozen charges each after being arrested by Lacombe Police Service.

Police saw a Jeep Grand Cherokee stopped at a community mailbox around Highway 2A and 47th Avenue in Lacombe on July 18.

A traffic stop was conducted for an unrelated offence, and after speaking with the two men, police spotted a quantity of mail and credit cards.

Lacombe County’s Mark Jacobson, 34, and Red Deer’s Chris Besuijen, 35, were arrested and are facing a number of charges.

Police found mail that had been stolen from a number of mailboxes in the Lacombe area and break-in tools. Thirty-one victims of mail theft have been identified.

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