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Old 13.04.2010, 02:34
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Old 13.04.2010, 21:17
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Never underestimate the significance of letterboxes in dear old Schweiz. When we moved here we moved into a new build set of apartments. On more than one occasion when exiting the building in the early days we would find people inspecting the names on the postboxes, or even photographing them! I am serious here.

Oh what fun! I hadn't seen anything like that since passing through Crewe train station and finding a whole bunch of train spotting anoraks in my youth.

There is probably room on the shelves of the 'Kiosks' here for a bi-monthly publication devoted to post boxes of Switzerland.
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snip When we moved here we moved into a new build set of apartments. On more than one occasion when exiting the building in the early days we would find people inspecting the names on the postboxes, or even photographing them! I am serious here.

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that's just weird and a bit freaky.
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as a youngster i was encouraged to go round the village , collect up all paper for recycling and take it to the papermill where you were paid a tidy sum.

on this occassion though it wasnt me.
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Old 12.07.2010, 20:04
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Re: Strange theft from letter box

Today I arrived form work in the evening and when opened letterbox, I saw 4 new letters are opened and the content stolen!
only the envelopes left. last time I had checked the box yestareday.
2 of them I know from where they come but 2 not as the sender address has been not written or being inside.
It's first time I have seen it. We live in a safe neighberhood, and never safety issues.
checked with couple of neighbors and there box was untouched.
Of course it was locked but it's not too difficult to take the letter out with a tool or long fingers!.
Any idea what to do?
Should I write the letter to potential sender (bank, insurance,...) to send again and be cautios or what else??
Also curious, why he didn't take the whole letter inc. envelope!
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One of these chaps? I love the instructions...

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Old 12.07.2010, 20:17
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Today I arrived form work in the evening and when opened letterbox, I saw 4 new letters are opened and the content stolen!
only the envelopes left. last time I had checked the box yestareday.
2 of them I know from where they come but 2 not as the sender address has been not written or being inside.
It's first time I have seen it. We live in a safe neighberhood, and never safety issues.
checked with couple of neighbors and there box was untouched.
Of course it was locked but it's not too difficult to take the letter out with a tool or long fingers!.
Any idea what to do?
Should I write the letter to potential sender (bank, insurance,...) to send again and be cautios or what else??
Also curious, why he didn't take the whole letter inc. envelope!
I would report it to the police. Sounds suspiciously like identity theft / someone applied for a credit card in your name or something similar.

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Re: Strange theft from letter box

Report it to the police and the post office.
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Re: Strange theft from letter box

when i was new to zurich ... my first bank account details and atm card with code were sent thru the post back to back -- during the holiday week in christmas ..

it got stolen during christmas time when i was away on vacation .. and a good sum was cleaned up from my account ...

after 2 months of doing the errands with the bank and the police .. i got my money back .. lucky me ..
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One of these chaps? I love the instructions...

iirc it's called a claymore ... you set it up, there's a triggering device, when triggered it fires heaps of small metal balls at the enemy ... or anyone else who happens to be in front of it.
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Re: Strange theft from letter box

I live in a Bern suburb. Our janitor reports that, while we were on holiday for one week last summer, some scroat stole our post from inside the locked top section of our post box - indications are it wasn't easy for the their as they left a stream of blood down the front of the post box too. By "coincidence" it was the one and only time anyone had sent us an envelope containing a greetings card and some (not visible) cash.

Does anyone have a number for Hercule Poirot?
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I live in a Bern suburb. Our janitor reports that, while we were on holiday for one week last summer, some scroat stole our post from inside the locked top section of our post box - indications are it wasn't easy for the their as they left a stream of blood down the front of the post box too. By "coincidence" it was the one and only time anyone had sent us an envelope containing a greetings card and some (not visible) cash.

Does anyone have a number for Hercule Poirot?
Forget Poirot, and anyway Wallander (until he retired) was a better bet. http://www.scribd.com/doc/34675202/W...4-30-July-2010 You have the thief's DNA and perhaps (partial) fingerprints. Insure the chain of custody of the evidence, get it analysed. Probably too late for CCTV now, the tapes would have been recorded over.
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I live in a Bern suburb. Our janitor reports that, while we were on holiday for one week last summer, some scroat stole our post from inside the locked top section of our post box - indications are it wasn't easy for the their as they left a stream of blood down the front of the post box too. By "coincidence" it was the one and only time anyone had sent us an envelope containing a greetings card and some (not visible) cash.

Does anyone have a number for Hercule Poirot?

We've just found out that this has happened to us whilst on holiday.

We thought we had missed a party invitation because it was put in the wrong box and then my wife was asked sarcastically whether she had received the gift vouchers sent on her birthday from work as she hadn't thanked anyone.
(200 CHF worth so not an inconsiderable amount).
We never got them and we didn't get birthday cards from other people whom we normally get them from.

Heaven knows what else we lost.

Next time we'll get the post held at the post office.
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Old 05.09.2015, 20:45
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A full mailbox is often an indication that the "owners" are on holiday, which is often perceived as an invitation by burglars...
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A full mailbox is often an indication that the "owners" are on holiday, which is often perceived as an invitation by burglars...
I realise that. I just didn't think that burglary was so popular here.

Next time we'll get it held at the post office.
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Maybe there has been some special offers from advertisers, like 2 for 1 pizzas, or restaurant, trip, spa, 20% off - and someone thought- hey, this guy never uses his (not saying it's right, just trying to think of a reason..). At our flat in the UK one very nice elderly neighbour () empties our regulalry, chucks out the advertising and puts the letters through our apartment letterbox on 2nd floor- and forwards anything that looks 'important' - bless him. We've given him SAE with stamps on, and we do reward them when we visit. So very different.

We always empty neighbours' letterboxes and vice versa when on holidays (ooops nearly shortened that but remembered, I am over 60 )
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Maybe there has been some special offers from advertisers, like 2 for 1 pizzas, or restaurant, trip, spa, 20% off - and someone thought- hey, this guy never uses his (not saying it's right, just trying to think of a reason..). At our flat in the UK one very nice elderly neighbour () empties our regulalry, chucks out the advertising and puts the letters through our apartment letterbox on 2nd floor- and forwards anything that looks 'important' - bless him. We've given him SAE with stamps on, and we do reward them when we visit. So very different.

We always empty neighbours' letterboxes and vice versa when on holidays (ooops nearly shortened that but remembered, I am over 60 )
Our neighbour collects parcels etc when we are away but to be honest, we don't get much mail as most stuff is done electronically.
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If he doesn't empy your letterbox you probably want to have the Post withhold all letters anyway. Otherwise a registered letter may get returned to the sender while you're away, and deemed delivered, without you ever knowing what it's all about.

With the letter number provided on the yellow notice, you or your neighbor (actually, anyone) can change the withholding duration. Otherwise it will by default be returned to sender after seven or so days.
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Maybe there has been some special offers from advertisers, like 2 for 1 pizzas, or restaurant, trip, spa, 20% off - and someone thought- hey, this guy never uses his (not saying it's right, just trying to think of a reason..). At our flat in the UK one very nice elderly neighbour () empties our regulalry, chucks out the advertising and puts the letters through our apartment letterbox on 2nd floor- and forwards anything that looks 'important' - bless him. We've given him SAE with stamps on, and we do reward them when we visit. So very different.

We always empty neighbours' letterboxes and vice versa when on holidays (ooops nearly shortened that but remembered, I am over 60 )
Is he the chap who watches your parking spot?

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If he doesn't empy your letterbox you probably want to have the Post withhold all letters anyway. Otherwise a registered letter may get returned to the sender while you're away, and deemed delivered, without you ever knowing what it's all about.

With the letter number provided on the yellow notice, you or your neighbor (actually, anyone) can change the withholding duration. Otherwise it will by default be returned to sender after seven or so days.
Registered mail is deemed delivered at the latest on the seventh day after attempted first delivery, no matter what you do (change withholding duration, do a poste restante/Post zurückbehalten order or whatnot). Remember this when changing withholding durations.

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The key part here is "get returned ... without you ever knowing what it's all about"
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