Old Guildford man questioned over mail theft

An Old Guildford man is assisting with inquiries after a resident confronted a man allegedly stealing mail from the letterboxes of a North Parramatta unit complex.

About 12.15pm today, a resident located a man at the letter boxes of the Harold Street building.

The resident confronted the 37-year-old and the pair became involved in a short struggle.

The Old Guildford man ran from the area and was last seen heading along Church Street.

The resident flagged down a member of the NSW Police Force Motorcycle Response Team who pursued the 37-year-old on foot through a number of residential properties with the assistance of police from Parramatta and Rosehill Local Area Commands, the Dog Unit and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command.

The man was arrested a short time later in the rear of a nearby unit block.

He is assisting with inquiries at Parramatta Police Station and charges are expected to be laid.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.