Police seek public’s help to catch mysterious postbox painter in Dartford

Police seek public's help to catch mysterious postbox painter in Dartford

Police in Dartford are on the lookout for a mysterious individual who has been defacing postboxes with gold paint. Authorities have released an image of a person they believe may have information about the incidents, which have occurred in various locations around the town.

According to reports, the mischievous postbox painter has been targeting the Temple Hill area and surrounding roads, including St Vincent’s Road, Atlee Drive, and Lavina Drive. However, postboxes in the town center, including those on Lowfield Street and in front of the Ivy Leaf Pub on Darenth Road, have also fallen victim to the mysterious painter.

Inspector Siobhan Rowe of the Dartford Community Safety Unit has stated that officers are working closely with the Royal Mail to investigate the incidents. She also added that a distinctively dressed individual has been captured on surveillance footage, and authorities are hoping someone recognizes them and comes forward with information.

While the person’s face is concealed in the released image, they are wearing distinctive clothing that may help identify them. The Royal Mail has also confirmed that they are aware of the incidents and are in the process of restoring the affected postboxes to their original red color.

In addition to appealing for information from the public, police are also asking drivers with dashcams and residents with private CCTV to review their footage for any potential leads.

Anyone with information about the postbox painter is urged to contact Crimestoppers anonymously or submit a report on their website. Witnesses can also call Kent Police and quote the reference number provided. Let’s work together to catch this phantom postbox painter and put an end to their mischievous antics.

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