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Bloomfield Township Police are warning residents of another rash of mail thefts

Authorities warn residents not to put checks in mailboxes

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BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Bloomfield Township police have issued a second warning to residents after another rash of mail thefts.

Authorities took several reports over the weekend of theft from residential mailboxes.  They say it's happening in neighborhoods north of Long Lake and west of Woodward.

The culprits are stealing any outgoing mail in hopes of intercepting any checks.

Once the thief has the check in hand, they have easy access to the victim's bank accounts and they can also make fraudulent checks. "They're trying to get the checks or the information off of the checks," said Lt. Phil Langmeyer from the  Bloomfield Township Police Department.

Police are advising residents that if they must mail a check to put it in a public mailbox or take it to the post office.

This is the second warning that the department has issued in four weeks to residents about mail theft. 

In early May, another warning was issued via the department's Facebook page.

"Makes me very nervous. If they're stealing mail, what's next?," said neighbor Christine Dagenais.