KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
October 29, 2018
Natalie Cook Clark
The United States Postal Service Apprehension Division along with Crime Stoppers and Katy authorities are seeking the public's help in apprehending four suspects responsible for mail theft at The Place at Green Trails apartment complex on Houghton Road in Katy.
Last summer on Thursday, July 19, 2018, three white male suspects, along with a white female suspect, broke into mailboxes at the apartment complex, which is located in the 1100 block of Houghton Road in Katy. During this incident, the suspects stole the mail from the entire apartment complex. On Friday, July 20 one of the suspects returned back to the scene and again stole mail from the residents of the complex. Mail theft is a federal offense. Conviction of a federal crime, including mail theft can lead to significant prison time and fines.
Authorities Seek Public Help
The reward for any information that could lead to locating and charging the suspects is set at $5,000. Video surveillance was able to capture images of the suspects giving authorities an accurate description of those involved in this crime.
Description of the suspects:
Suspect 1: white, male, 5’10 - 6’0”. Has a tattoo sleeve on his left arm and entire lower left leg.
Suspect 2: white, male, 5’10 - 6’0”.
Suspect 3: white, male, 5’10 - 6’0”.
Suspect 4: white, female, 5’8”-5’10”. Has a tattoo on the upper portion of her back.
How to Protect Yourself from Mail Theft
If a criminal breaks into your mailbox there is little you can do. However, it is possible to minimize the damage they do by checking and collecting mail each day. This way thieves can only steal one days worth of mail versus several days at a time.
If you suspect that you are a victim of mail theft then be sure to follow up with any bills you were expecting or any mail that you believe could have arrived during the time in question.
If you have any information to contribute to this ongoing investigation you can report online or call Call 713.222.TIPS (8477.) The case number for this investigation is 2498888.