May 21, 2016

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.


  1. Any chance they found mail with my name on it? Or maybe my Amazon packages?

    Don Gosney | May 21st, 2016
  2. Oh sorry to hear Don! That really stinks.

    Mike Aldax | May 21st, 2016

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.