Roswell police are warning residents to closely monitor their bank accounts after two men were allegedly caught stealing large quantities of mail from a blue postal box earlier this month.
Ibrahima Biteye, 21, of Lithonia, and Marc Sean Salif Sidikou, 21, of Maryland, were arrested overnight April 6 after detectives caught them “forcibly entering” the Postal Service collection box in the parking lot of Brannon Square on Alpharetta Highway, Roswell police spokesman Lt. Noah Caplan told AJC.com on Thursday.
“Detectives have identified many victims whose payments were never made, or whose check amounts were altered and cashed,” Caplan said, adding that investigators fear there could be additional residents who may have had their checks stolen without realizing it.
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The men are charged with theft by taking, obstruction and fleeing or attempting to elude. AJC.com has requested their mug shots.
Caplan said authorities are only aware of thefts at this location, but police are asking anyone who dropped checks or other forms of payment into the mailbox this year to check with their intended recipients and banks to ensure the money was delivered.
Anyone who believes their mail was stolen and wishes to file a report is asked to call Roswell police at 770-640-4160.
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