HILLSBOROUGH (BCN)–Police arrested a man Saturday afternoon in Hillsborough on suspicion of stealing mail from a mailbox, police said.

An officer confronted Michael Lesser in the 700 block of El Cerrito Avenue after the officer allegedly saw Lesser take mail from a mailbox, police said.

Lesser was arrested after he admitted to stealing mail from mailboxes in the area, according to police.

The stolen mail has been returned to the affected homeowners, police said.

Hillsborough police suggest residents get a locking mailbox to deter mail theft.