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Surrey mail carriers robbed

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Police are on the hunt for a pair of men who have robbed mail carriers in the last week.

On Monday, Nov. 26, a two men produced a can of bear spray and stole a mail truck from a male driver at 55 Avenue and 148 Street. They drove the vehicle about a mile away and dumped it.

"Right now, we believe that all the mail was recovered, and so was the vehicle," said RCMP Corp. Bert Paquet.

Then on Tuesday, Nov. 27, two men drove up to a female mail carrier near Antrim Road and 140 Street in North Surrey, produced a can of bear spray and stole her mail bag. They took a mail scanner and keys to lock boxes. The mail was not taken.

Police believe their intent is to steal mail from the lock boxes.

The suspects left in an older silver compact car that was quite dirty.

Police say the unfortunate thefts are a reminder of a usual spike of this type of thefts as the Christmas season approaches.

"Just be aware as we ramp toward the Holiday Season and more parcels and letters are being sent through the mail, just be mindful to pick up your mail regularly," Paquet said. "If you are going to be away, ask Canada Post to handle it or ask someone to pick it up for you."

He also notes cash in the mail is never a good idea.

If anyone has information regarding the thefts, call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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