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Novi police search for thief who took mail right out of mailboxes

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 18:01:04-04

NOVI, Mich. (WXYZ) — Police say they are working to find out who stole mail from at least ten homes in Novi last week in subdivisions off Wixom Road.

Novi Police say a neighbor noticed someone suspicious in a red or maroon car. He was throwing mail in two recycling bins on Leyland Circle in the Island Lake Neighborhood. They looked closer and realized it was mail from different homes nearby.

Novi Police say they believe the person stole mail from about ten nearby mailboxes.

As for why someone might do this, Novi Police say it is possible someone was looking for valuables or trying to commit identity theft. It is a reminder of why it can be important to get your mail as soon as you can.

In the meantime if you see any suspicious activity near your neighbors’ mailboxes you are asked to call police.