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String of mail thefts reported in Helena; police searching for suspect

Posted at 1:42 PM, Apr 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-13 15:42:45-04

HELENA – On April 9, a Helena suspect was captured on camera speeding away after committing a felony.

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect tied to a string of mail thefts of both city and county mailboxes.

The image shows a partial license plate, 3-5669C, on the back of a dark-colored Chevy Z71 extended cab.

It was said that the suspect was described as a younger white man with a thin build.

County Sheriff, Leo Dutton, spoke to MTN about the crime: “If you feel like you’re going to be receiving a lot of mail, maybe you want to get a post office box. Now, this person is also prying into a cluster of post office boxes that are clustered. Where we need help is the neighborhood watch.”

Dutton continued, “If you see somebody doing something, no matter the excuse, give us a call. They may say, ‘Oh, I forgot my keys.’ Well, if you forget your keys, you probably don’t have a pry-bar trying to get your mailbox open.”

If you or anyone you know has any information on the suspect or the vehicle in which the suspect was last seen, contact the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office at (406) 457-8235.

-Reported by Christine Sullivan/MTN News