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Harford residents warned not to put outgoing mail in mailboxes after thefts

Harford residents warned not to put outgoing mail in mailboxes after thefts

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be careful about what they put in their outgoing mail with incidents of mail being stolen from mailboxes on the rise, according to Capt. Tracy Penman.

“It’s been happening all over the county, northern and southern portions,” Penman said.

Investigators believe the thefts are part of at least one, possibly more, organized networks, including one called the Red Flag Bandits, she said.

“They go through neighborhoods, looking for mailboxes that have the red flags up, which says mail is in there for pickup,” Penman said. “They’re taking the mail, and if there’s a check, they’re...

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