Police investigate theft of postboxes from villages in county

POLICE are appealing for information about three post boxes that have been stolen from village locations in Staffordshire

The Royal Mail’s Burton-upon-Trent delivery office reported one of their drivers had found two post boxes missing on their round.

The first was situated on the soft verge next to the phone box on Dunstall Lane, Hadley End, Yoxall. It appears to have been dug out of the ground and it is believed to have occurred between 1.15pm on Monday (Nov 10) and 2pm yesterday (Nov 11).

The second post box was situated on Woodmill, Woodlane, Yoxall. Again, it appears the post box was dug out of a grass verge, between 1.35pm on Monday (Nov 10) and 2pm yesterday (Nov 11).

A third post box was taken from Bancroft Lane in Nethertown, Rugeley, sometime between Monday evening (Nov 10)) and 3pm yesterday (Nov 11). This one was a small, metal cubic post box and was taken off a metal pole.

PC Richard Lymer, of the East Staffordshire Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The sheer weight of the boxes alone can be over 1.5 tonnes, so they would need a fairly substantial piece of lifting equipment and also a vehicle to steal them. If anyone saw anything like this in the areas please get in touch.”

A sign was also reported stolen from a property called The Oaks, on Upper Hoar Cross Road, Hadley End, which seems to have been stolen in similar circumstances.

Anyone with any information should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 292, 392 and 403 of November 11, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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