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CRIME BLOTTER Up to 800 pieces of mail were reported stolen over Memorial Day weekend from the post office drop box on Siesta Drive. Photo by Rachel Hackney MAIL STOLEN FROM SIESTA DRIVE POST OFFICE The Sarasota Police Department is working with the United States Postal Service in a case involving the theft of up to 800 pieces of mail from an external mail drop in front of the Siesta Drive (Southgate) post office, the department announced this week. Anyone who placed mail in the that box outside the post office in the 2000 block of Siesta Drive and anyone who has information regarding this crime is asked to contact Postal Inspector Doug Smith by calling 813-281-5256. The drop box was pried open over the Memo- The investigation is ongoing in this case, the release adds. rial Day Weekend, a news release says.

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