Two juvenile males were arrested by Decatur Police on Friday and charged with multiple counts of mail theft, according to a report from Sgt. Jennifer Ross.

The department had been investigating a series of mail thefts reported in late January and earlier in the week from various neighborhoods. On Friday morning,  a Winnona Park resident resident reported witnessing two males going through mailboxes on Avery Street.

The witness’ detailed physical description and direction of travel allowed officers to strategically approach the area, locate the suspects and recover mail that had been stolen from 14 locations throughout the Winnona Park and Oakhurst neighborhoods, according to Ross.

Additional investigation has revealed these are the same suspects from the previously reported mail thefts in the Lenox Place neighborhood in January and earlier this week in the Glendale/East Ponce de Leon Avenue/Sycamore Street area.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.