Mail theft suspects busted in Point Richmond


Three suspects were arrested in Point Richmond Monday in connection with an increase in mail thefts in the city, police said.

The incident unfolded about 2 p.m. while a police officer was patrolling the neighborhood, Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan said. The officer noticed a car make an abrupt turn onto a residential street, and minutes later a resident told him the suspects in that car had stolen mail from residences.

The officer quickly drove to the block where the car had turned. He caught up to the vehicle, leading to a search. The officer found “numerous pieces of stolen mail from the neighborhood” along with burglary tools and shaved keys that are typically used to steal cars.

“One of the three suspects also had a fake driver’s license and stolen credit cards,” Tan said.

All three suspects were arrested from the scene.

“This is a great example of community partnership – residents stepping up to partner with the police to make a difference,” Tan said.

Report any suspicious vehicles or persons to the Richmond Police Department. Call 911 in an emergency, or (510) 233-1214 in non-emergency events.