PEEKSKILL – NY State Police arrested a Peekskill man on Thursday, September 16, for stealing mail. Police say the man has been stealing mail in Westchester and Putnam counties.
State Troopers worked with the United States Postal Inspection Service to arrest Robert Curry Jr., age 21, of Peekskill, for two felony counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, and the misdemeanors of Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.
Investigation into larcenies from mailboxes and unattended vehicles in northern Westchester County and western Putnam County discovered Curry stole checks from unsecured mailboxes and fraudulently deposited them.
Curry was arraigned before the City of Peekskill Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear on October 7, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.
This investigation remains ongoing.
State Police say residents are strongly urged to not leave their vehicles unlocked, even in their own driveways, and to use caution when placing valuable items, such as checks and other vital documents, in their mailboxes for outgoing mail. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USIPS) recommends residents deposit their outgoing mail in one of three ways:
- Drop it off at their local Post Office
- Personally, hand it to a Postal Service Letter Carrier
- Deposit it in a local community USPS Blue Collection Box before the last collection time for the evening