Pontiac — Oakland County’s water resources commissioner said Friday that customers’ accounts and service were not affected by a break-in this week at a payment center on Opdyke Road.
“I want to assure everyone whose funds may have been taken during the burglary that their payments won’t be affected,” Commissioner Jim Nash said in a news release. “In fact, their accounts already have been properly credited.”
Safecrackers are believed to have made off with $30,000 in cash and $30,000 in checks from the city of Pontiac water department office, the sheriff’s office reported.
The burglary is believed to have occurred sometime between midnight and 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, investigators reported. The building does not have an alarm or security cameras and a security guard is on duty only during normal business hours.
Nash said cameras will be installed, and large amounts of cash or checks won’t be kept at the office any longer.
Nash said customers should monitor their financial accounts and report suspicious activity to their bank or credit union. “For our part, we’ve notified each customer whose checks were among those stolen,” he said.
Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (248) 858-4911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-2587.