POSTED: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 12:06pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 12:07pm
The Tyler Police Department has received a number of cases where people have reported their mail stolen from their mailboxes to gain access to their valuable personal items.
Authorities are encouraging residents to take any bill payments to a secure mailbox or a post office, or even place them directly in the postman's hands to avoid getting their mail stolen.
Online bill pay would also be a good option, if available.
Police say you should also review your bank statements to audit your account for any fraud that may have occurred.