Mailbox Theft Warning for Germantown Residents

A consumer alert tonight for some Mid-Southerners: keep an eye on your mail. Germantown police say several people have reported thefts from their mailboxes. Germantown police say a "nicely dressed" man and woman are stealing mail from boxes in the area of Plantation Circle and Cedar Ridge. Witnesses say the couple may be driving a brown or tan Nissan Altima with a TN temporary tag. If you have any information that could help police track down the suspects, call the Germantown Police Department at 754-7222.

Here's how police say you can protect yourself against mail theft: Do not leave outgoing mail in your unlocked mailbox. Promptly pick up your incoming mail once it is delivered to your mailbox. Consider having regular income checks deposited electronically into your bank account via Direct Deposit.