Chattanooga, TN – According to the statement, the Chattanooga Police Department has seen an uptick in checks stolen from mailboxes.

Dear Chattanoogans, here are some ways to safeguard your mail and your checks:

  • Check mail regularly.
  • Don’t accept/send checks or cash through the mail. Consider direct deposit to a financial institution.
  • Consider a locking mailbox or P.O. Box.
  • Prominently display theft preventive devices (home surveillance cameras and signs).

No other information is available at the moment.

This is is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.