Police: Warwick sees uptick in mailbox fishing

This is a file photo of USPS delivery truck. (WLNE)

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Warwick police said Tuesday that the city has seen an uptick in mailbox fishing over the past month.

Police explained that most of the fishing has happened in the northern part of the city.

The department has instructed officers to focus on the areas that have been hit during their patrols and to check on the surrounding mailboxes.

Investigators added that they are working the local United States Postal Service post master.

No further information was immediately released.

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