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Man stealing checks from area mail boxes

Juniper Berry magazines missing too

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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:28 am, Thu Apr 17, 2014.

It isn’t only more convenient to send emails, sometimes it’s also much safer than snail mail.

Police are searching for a black man wanted in connection with a grand larceny pattern of at least eight reported incidents of stolen checks throughout the 112th Precinct.

According to authorities, the suspect removes mail from the victims’ mail boxes and alters any checks he finds to be worth a larger sum of money before depositing them into ATM’s and removing the cash from the victims’ account.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-8477 or by logging on to nypdcrimestoppers.com.

While the United States Postal Service isn’t to blame for the stolen checks, an area civic association may rightfully have a gripe when it comes to its missing magazines.

Hundreds of copies of the Juniper Berry, the Juniper Park Civic Association’s quarterly magazine mailed out to paying subscribers, either went missing or were damaged upon delivery last week.

Association President Bob Holden said he mailed 1,400 copies of the magazine, each costing around $3 to print, on March 24 and the fees to mail the magazines run around $1,300.

Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) tweeted Monday she will work to help track down the missing magazines.

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