Mail thieves swipe 300 credit cards

TWO men have been charged after police allegedly found hundreds of credit cards and letters that had been stolen out of strangers’ mailboxes in their car during a traffic stop in Sydney.

Officers intercepted the man’s Holden Captiva on Rooty Hill Road North at Rooty Hill, in the city’s west, about 3.15am on Saturday.

While they were speaking with the 25-year-old driver and his 24-year-old passenger, police allegedly noticed stolen items in the car.


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During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers allegedly found more than 300 stolen credit cards and personal ID, along with 500 letters, clothing and several mailbox keys.

Police allege the men stole mail, credit cards and driver’s licences before using the credit cards to buy several items, including food, clothing, moisturiser and jewellery, across the Mt Druitt, Plumpton and Doonside areas.

The two men were arrested and taken to Riverstone Police Station where the driver was charged with more than 20 offences and refused bail to appear in court today.

His younger alleged accomplice was charged with possess identity information to commit indictable offence and released on bail to appear in court next month.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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