Couple arrested for mailbox thefts in Spring Hill, officials say

Last Updated: Sunday, December 10, 2017, 9:11 AM EST

A couple has been arrested for several mailbox thefts in the Spring Hill area, deputies said.

  • Nicholas Cimino, Lauren Smith charged in mailbox thefts
  • Items stolen from residents mailboxes in Spring Hill
  • Couple arrested, charged for crimes

Nicholas Cimino, 31, and Lauren Smith, 26, were arrested Dec. 8 for allegedly stealing items from residents' mailboxes in Spring Hill. 

The first theft occurred on Dec. 6 at a home on Pillar Avenue in Spring Hill. The resident reported the theft of three gift cards from the mailbox. 

The second theft occurred on Dec. 7 along Winding Oaks Lane in Spring Hill. Residents reported seeing a man and a woman removing items from a mailbox. 

Cimino has been charged with petit theft, dealing in stolen property, defrauding a pawn broker and burglary. 

Smith has been charged with fleeing/attempting to elude officers, resisting an officer without violence, knowingly driving with a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Authorities said the stolen items have been recovered. 

The investigation is ongoing.