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Two community mailboxes damaged

Suspects in one of the incidents were seen leaving Kadenwood mailboxes with multiple envelopes

Whistler police are investigating after two separate community mailboxes were damaged this week, according to a release

The first instance took place around 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13 when police were dispatched to a mailbox that had been broken into in the 4800 block of Painted Cliff Road. Mounties said the mailbox had been damaged with a crow bar, but it was unclear at press time whether anything had been stolen.

The second incident occurred just before 11:30 a.m. the following morning, when police received a report of an external mailbox in Kadenwood that had been damaged. Investigators said a suspect vehicle, described as a grey 2003 Ford F-350 pickup was seen pulling up to the mailboxes at approximately 7 a.m. that morning, with three suspects observed exiting the truck and approaching the mailboxes.

It was since learned the truck was reported stolen from West Vancouver sometime between Dec. 12 and 13.

The first suspect is described as a male who was wearing a black hoodie, black facemask and white translucent gloves. The second suspect is described as female, with bright red hair, and was wearing a black hoodie and covering her face with her fist at the time. The third suspect is described as male and was wearing an olive green hoodie, white facemask and dark rubber gloves at the time.
The suspects were seen leaving the scene with multiple envelopes.

“Whistler RCMP request that if users of community mailboxes note that it has been damaged, opened, or if they have not received important documents that they were expecting and suspect a theft to please contact the Whistler RCMP,” police said.

The Whistler detachment can be reached at 604-932-2044, or to remain anonymous, call Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.