Police have released CCTV footage in an appeal for public assistance after mail was stolen from an apartment complex in Sydney’s inner west earlier this month.
Just after 2pm on Thursday 1 August 2019, a male food delivery cyclist entered the front security door of an apartment complex on Sterling Circuit, Camperdown, after a resident left the building.
He approached mail and packages left near the elevators before stealing items and placing them in his delivery back pack.
The man then fled the area with the other food delivery rider, a woman.
Officers from Leichhardt Police Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation.
As part of their inquiries, officers have released CCTV footage of a man and woman who may be able to assist with their investigation.
The man depicted in the vision has been described as being of Indian Sub-Continental appearance and was wearing a black and white helmet, a dark hooded jumper, dark tracksuit pants and black sneakers.
The woman in the vision has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, with brown hair pulled back in a ponytail, and was wearing a black, white and orange helmet, dark long-sleeved shirt, black tights and black sneakers.
Both were also wearing a large food delivery back pack.
Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to come forward.
Your mail includes items about your identity such as driver’s licence, utility accounts, credit card transactions and bank statements.
People can steal these to assume your identity and then defraud others using your name. This can have devastating consequences for you and your reputation.
To prevent becoming a victim to mail theft, please consider the following crime prevention security tips:
- Consider purchasing a locked mailbox or convert your current mailbox to a lockable style.
- Clear the mail daily.
- Have mail held at the Post Office or collected by a friend when away for extended periods.
- Dispose of unwanted mail in a way that no one else makes use of it i.e. shredding.
- Ensure your mailbox is in good condition.
- Make sure your mailbox is large enough for the mail to be dropped into secure section and do not allow letters to be overflowing.
- If mail is delivered incorrectly, write ‘delivered to wrong address” on the front of the envelope or if the addressee does not live at your address write “not at this address” and return to Australia Post.
- If anyone is aware of mail being stolen and used to obtain fraudulent identity, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.