Sheriff Montgomery warns of Ridgeway mailbox thefts

RIDGEWAY – Over the past week, The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of thefts from residential mailboxes in the Ridgeway area.

The suspect(s) is targeting mailboxes that have the flag raised indicating that a package/letter is in the mailbox for the postal carrier to pick up. Upon seeing these raised flags, the suspect(s) is driving up to the mailboxes, just as postal carriers do, and taking the item(s) out of the mailbox. The suspect then lowers the flag and drives away,” Sheriff Will Montgomery said.

“While everyone may not have another option, we strongly recommend that those wanting to mail a package/letter, to please deposit those items in the US Post Office blue mail boxes and avoid sending mail from home mailboxes,” Montgomery also asked the public to remain vigilant, especially in the Ridgeway area, for a vehicle that was observed in the area when these thefts occurred.

The vehicle is described as a red 4-door car (make/Model unknown), with black rims, and possibly driven by a white male. Anyone with information about these crimes or who has witnessed a potential crime in progress, is asked to call 911 or contact the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office at 803-635-4141.

Contact us: (803) 767-5711 | P.O. Box 675, Blythewood, SC 29016 | [email protected]