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Two males arrested following theft of Canada Post mailboxes

Police are recommending numerous charges of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Break and Enter and additional offences after items from Canada Post mailboxes in Christina Lake were stolen.

Grand Forks RCMP are recommending charges after two males were arrested following theft of Canada Post mailboxes in Christina Lake police said a media release Monday.

Acting on a complaint from citizens of Christina Lake, Grand Forks RCMP responded to a theft in progress from some Canada Post mailboxes.

“While members were responding to Christina Lake they were able to intercept the suspects in a Dodge truck,” RCMP said.

“Two males have been taken into custody.”

“Grand Forks RCMP were able to recover extensive amounts of suspected stolen property including a 2014 Dodge pickup,” RCMP added.

Police said the investigation is well underway, with members trying to identify who owns the recovered property.

RCMP said numerous Break and Enters to sheds and additional thefts from Canada Post mailboxes were subsequently discovered in Christina Lake.

“Grand Forks RCMP believe these crimes can be associated to the two suspects that are currently in custody,” RCMP said.

“Members from West Kootenay traffic services and the Forensic Identification section are assisting the Grand Forks RCMP with the investigation.”

Police are recommending numerous charges of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Break and Enter and additional offences.

As well, one of the suspects had an active warrant for his arrest out of Cranbrook.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes please call Cst. David Forbes or Cst. Nicki-Jo Wolfram (investigators) at 250-442-8288.

Members of the public wishing to remain anonymous you can call crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Earlier this month, Nelson RCMP sent out a release that police were investigating multiple thefts of mail from various locations in and around the Heritage City.

No word from police whether these two incidents are related.