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Police are appealing for information following a series of post box thefts in East Hampshire.
At around 11pm on Monday, March 26 two men were seen with their vehicle, a silver Vauxhall Corsa, next to a post box at the junction of Mill Lane and Village Street in Sheet, near Petersfield.
The informant cycled past them and became supicious. The two men then drove away in their vehicle. The informant then returned to where the men had been to discover the the post box was missing.
There have been five similar incidents since the beginning of March 2012.
Post box stolen between March 6 and March 7 at Durleigh Marsh
Post box stolen between March 23 and March 24 at Fensham Lane, Farnham
Attempted theft of post box between March 23 and March 24 at Picketts Hill, Bordon
Post box stolen between March 23 and March 24 at Hollywater Road, Bordon
Post box stolen between March 24 and March 26 at Pond Road, Bordon
PC Craig Shears, said: “The thefts and attempted theft appear to have taken place overnight. I am appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in these areas at these times, to get in touch.
“The offenders are getting away with not only the entire contents of the post boxes, but also the Royal Mail post boxes themselves which have a value from around £200.
“If you see anyone acting suspiciously, please contact us immediately.”
Anyone with any information should contact PC Shears at Alton Police Station on 101or via the website www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/contact/message_officer.htm
You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.
Minicom users should call 01962 875000.