MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - A man was arrested and charged on Friday with burglary and theft from a U.S. Postal Service Mailbox, announced authorities.

Morris Plains and Morris Township Police stated that the man was observed using a device to remove mail from a mailbox. He had in his possession debit cards, credit cards and checks, they said. 

The Morris Plains Police stated that over the past few weeks, several residents reported theft and unauthorized use of checks.

Police are urging residents to use the mailbox at the post office.