Police Identify Mail Theft Suspect
DENVER (CBS4)- Police in Denver have identified the suspect seen in surveillance video breaking into mailboxes at two apartment complexes.An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Edward Shaw, 31, for investigation of burglary and criminal trespass.
The mail was stolen May 17 on 195 North Jackson Street, just east of the Cherry Creek Mall and 770 Albion Street.
Police said tips from the public helped identify the theft suspect as Shaw.
At the Albion Apartments a manager said at least seven mailboxes were pried open, leaving tenants feeling violated.
“Very uneasy to the point where I want to get a mailbox at the post office,” said Albion Apartment tenant Theresa Tiehan.
“He used a pair of pliers and just propped them open. Took his time, picked up his little bag, put the stuff in his bag,” said Albion Apartment Manager and tenant Mary Tirrell. “He was looking in certain boxes and whatever he saw that’s the one that he propped.”
Shaw is believed to still be in the Denver metro area. If you have any information regarding this crime or the whereabouts of Michael Shaw, please contact the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 or call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash award up to $2,000.