Wow. I didn't know people still did that. I would personally install a hidden camera and then catch them in the act. I would then turn it over to the police, so you have direct evidence of the crime.
Change your kind of mailbox - get one you can lock , use a mail slot or have one made, get a Post Office Box, report it to the Police - it's a Federal Offense to tamper with mail, leave a note on your mailbox to make them aware you suspect stealing - I have had this happen to me and I did all these things I mentioned. Good Luck on that.
One suggestion that I have heard, which may not necessarily stop a mailbox thief, but maybe make them choose another mailbox is to not raise the flag which indicates that you have mail awaiting pickup.
Mailbox thieves are usually after your identity which they get off your bill payments etc.
To actually stop them I would imagine you'd have to get a lockable mailbox.
When I lived in Austin, TX, our street was hit with a mailbox thief. Police suggested NOT using the mailbox to put out checks/payments to be mailed out. Instead, put this type of mail in a blue US Postal mailbox. This was over 10 years ago, and to this day, I still won't leave my mail (with payments or personal information) in my mailbox for the postman.
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