Police officers have issued an appeal after three post boxes have been taken from the streets of Staffordshire.
A confused postie discovered two of the post boxes were missing when he was completing his rounds triggering and investigation from the Royal Mail’s Burton office.
Included in the thefts is the post box on Bancroft Lane in Nethertown, Rugeley, which is thought to have been pinched between Monday evening and yesterday (November 11).
The box was a small metal cube and has been removed from its wooden pole.
Another post box was taken from the verge on Dunstall Lane, Hadley End, Yoxall. Officers say it has been dug out of the ground. A third was taken from Woodmill, Woodlane, Yoxall.
The two boxes swiped from Yoxall were also thought to have been taken between Monday and yesterday.
PC Richard Lymer, of the East Staffordshire Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The sheer weight of the boxes alone can be over 1.5 tonnes, so they would need a fairly substantial piece of lifting equipment and also a vehicle to steal them. If anyone saw anything like this in the areas please get in touch.”
A sign was also reported stolen from a property called The Oaks, on Upper Hoar Cross Road, Hadley End, which seems to have been stolen in similar circumstances.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or by calling 101 quoting incidents 292, 392 and 403 of November 11.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.