by Evelyn Leckie

BOMB Squad specialist attended to a rural property just outside of Whittlesea on Friday afternoon, January 11 when a group of letterboxes were damaged on Towts Road.

Police were called to the scene when a suspicious device was identified in one of the mailboxes.

Police then cordoned off the area to ensure community safety while the Bomb Squad investigated.

One bomb disposal officer inspected the letter box first, wearing full protection and later a second officer assisted without touching the device.

A member from the Bomb Squad said that the package resembled a homemade device.

A Victoria Police spokesman told the North Central Review that the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.