Middleton Police are reminding residents and businesses not to leave mail in mailboxes overnight. Police are advising citizens after checks were stolen from the 2100 block of Eagle Drive Tuesday night. The checks were altered allowing them to be cashed for nearly $10,000.
According to a release, businesses should take precautions to ensure checks and other mail is safe. Owners should be on the look out for suspicious people, have at least two people open and close and avoid using back entrances when opening or closing.
Business owners should also invest in alarm systems and have regular safety meetings with employees on how to stay calm during robberies.
Anyone with information about the stolen check can call Middleton police at 824-7300. Callers should reference incident number 13-8089.