ANOTHER post box has been stolen from the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Police are investigating a series of post box thefts from the Staffordshire Moorlands.
So far this month five small Royal Mail post boxes (usually attached to a post) have been stolen.
The most recent report was received from Royal Mail on Monday (September 16) afternoon.
Offender/s had stolen the post box from Hulme End between 11am on Saturday, September 14 and 10.30am on Monday, September 16.
A call was received from Royal Mail on Wednesday, September 11 reporting three post box thefts from Ashbourne Road, Bottomhouse; Sutherland Road, Longsdon, and Mollatts Wood Road, Leek.
The first call was received on the morning of Thursday, September 5 reporting the theft of a post box in Cheddleton Heath Road, Cheddleton. It had been stolen between 12noon on September 3 and 12noon on September 4.
Local officers have been made aware of the thefts and an investigation into the incidents is now underway.
DS Scott McGrath, from Staffordshire Police, said: "This is clearly a developing trend and we believe the incidents are linked.
"Anyone who sees suspicious persons and/or activity around post boxes is urged to report it. The boxes could be perceived as being collectors items and the offender/s may try to offload them on to antiques/specialist dealers.
"Please contact us if you are offered such items in suspicious circumstances."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 118 of September 11, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.