01-29-10 Do you know this guy? Police want to talk to him
about cashing checks stolen from private mailboxes.
Boise, Jan 29, 2010 - Boise Police are hoping
citizens can help identify a man seen recently cashing stolen
checks. The checks had been stolen from outgoing mail placed in
on-street residential mail boxes. The value of each check was
several hundred dollars.
Boise Police financial crimes investigators would like to talk to
the man, seen in the attached pictures, about how he came
to possess the stolen checks.
The man's most identifying trait seems to be unique
tattoos between the thumb and ring finger of each hand. The tattoos
appear to be of a five-pointed star. Officers can't confirm if the
tattoos are permanent or temporary.
The man is described as a light skinned male in his
early 20's, approx 5'11" - 6' tall, estimated 170 - 190 pounds,
with reddish light brown hair. He had long sideburns at the time
the checks were cashed. The suspect was also seen wearing a dark
hat with a logo on the front and a torn up brim.
Anyone with information on who this man might be - see
attached photos - is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or
log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject:
Crime Prevention Tip:
Boise Police urge citizens mailing cash,
checks, credit cards, or any valuable, to drop the outgoing mail in
a secure mailbox or mail collection site.
Cash or valuables stolen from on-street mailboxes will
likely not be recovered, and stolen credit cards or checks may lead
to identity theft.
"This is one of those crimes where a little education
can prevent people from becoming a victim, save them a lot of
headaches and maybe a lot of money," said Property Crimes Detective
Brad Thorne. "Stealing cash, checks or credit cards left unsecured
in a mailbox can be another crime of opportunity for a
Again, officers urge citizens NOT to leave cash,
checks, credit cards or valuables unattended in their on-street
mailbox, but to use a secure mail drop site instead.