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Suspects arrested in Post Office thefts

ARLINGTON — At 9:50 a.m. on March 7, the Arlington Police Department arrested two homeless male suspects, aged 26 and 21 years old, for the theft of mail from the U.S. Post Office at 524 N. Olympic Ave. in Arlington.

Since the middle of February, the Arlington Post Office has fallen victim to three mailbox theft incidents — on Feb. 15, March 2 and March 7 — during which Post Office Boxes have been pried open and their contents stolen.

On March 7, Arlington Police recovered stolen mail from the two suspects they arrested.

The Arlington Police Department has been working closely with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on these cases.

The two suspects were booked into the Snohomish County Jail on charges of mail theft, possession of stolen mail and unlawful possession of payment instruments, all three of which are Class C felonies in Washington state.

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