Teenager charged with stealing mail

An 18-year-old was caught opening mail he had allegedly stolen from letter boxes in Oamaru's north end on Saturday, police said yesterday.

The teenager was arrested and charged with unlawfully interfering with mail.

Const Dow said police were telephoned on Saturday by a north-end resident who allegedly saw a young man taking letters from letter boxes.

Police found a young man in Balmoral St opening mail.

Letter boxes in Thames Highway, Waitaki Ave, Virgil and Balmoral Sts were affected. Const Dow said anyone missing mail should contact Oamaru police.