PUTNAMVILLLE -- Several complaints of theft from rural mailboxes in south central Putnam County are under investigation by the Indiana State Police at Putnamville.
The thefts occurred along U.S. 231 South near County Road 350 South (Possum Hollow Road).
A total of 35 residential mailboxes in the area were targeted by the suspect or suspects on or around Oct. 3.
In addition to thefts of mail, one resident's vehicle was forcefully entered and articles taken, State Police reported.
The thefts are being investigated by ISP Trooper Brian Thomas. Anyone with information they believe to be helpful is asked to contact Trooper Thomas at the Putnamville Post (653-4114).
The Indiana State Police, along with the U.S. Post Office in Greencastle, urge residents to retrieve their mail as soon as possible. Some of the victims were only emptying their mailboxes every few days, authorities said.
Rural mail thefts are not uncommon and all rural residents should always retrieve their mail as soon as possible, State Police caution. Law enforcement should be notified if suspicious persons or vehicles are observed lingering in the area of rural mailboxes.