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Authorities investigating multiple break-ins at USPS in Tallahassee

Posted at 11:42 AM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 17:18:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — USPS Postal Inspectors in Tallahassee are investigating three break-ins that occurred at the location in Killearn over the weekend.

According to inspectors, someone broke into three different collection boxes at the USPS location at 6800 Thomasville Road, Ste 101, between Saturday and Monday morning.

They say only regular first class mail would have been stolen from the collection boxes during the break-in, though they have not yet taken inventory on what all was stolen.

Inspectors are asking any customers who deposited mail at the location to check and monitor their banking and credit accounts for suspicious activity.

If something is off, you should call your bank and then call inspectors at 1-877-876-2455. Inspectors say they do not have any other details about the incident but are actively investigating.

The crime is a federal offense punishable by up to five years in federal prison.

In a statement to WTXL, Adel Valdes, U.S. Postal Inspector and Team Leader, said:

"The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Tallahassee Domicile is aware of 3 collection boxes which were broken into at the Killearn Station. Postal Inspectors are actively investigating and urge customers to keep an eye on their bank accounts for any transactions they didn’t authorize. If customers placed mail in the collection boxes between noon on Saturday and Monday morning, please contact the Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 to report it. Also, if any customers noticed suspicious activity at the Post Office around the times listed, please contact the Inspection Service."

This is a developing story. Stay with us for details.