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Be on the Lookout. Homeless looking person has been stealing mail in South Imperial Beach

Feb 18, 2015 04:36PM ● Published by Paul Spear

People in south Imperial Beach need to be on the lookout for a homeless and probably mentally ill person apparently known as Molly who has been seen and caught stealing mail.

Apparently this homeless person with mental problems has been stealing mail and has been caught stealing from businesses in South Imperial Beach as well. This is occurring in the neighborhood surrounding 13th Street and south of Imperial Beach Blvd.

She has been seen and caught stealing mail out of peoples mailboxes per my neighbor and I was told he was able to retrieve the mail without incident today. However, he said that she has done this several times and he has previously called the Sheriff's Department in Imperial Beach so he didn't bother to call today.

After being caught today she went and laid down in the middle of the street on Grove Avenue as witnessed by my son and was then seen hiding behind cars and in bushes. Please note: I called the Sheriff's today and they did receive a call they responded to but the person wasn't home when they knocked on their door. The person who called does not seem to be the same person who retrieved our mail as they were on another street a block or two away from Grove so she is making the rounds. 

I was told by one shopkeeper that she had been stealing from their store a couple of times, is mentally ill, wasn't violent when confronted and that she is known as Molly.

The only description I was able to get was that she had short, lighter colored hair and was wearing a hoodie and long pants and looks homeless.

Please be alert as stolen mail can lead to identity theft and other serious crimes.

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