LAMPASAS, Texas (KXAN) — A post office burglary in Lampasas, Texas could be linked to similar thefts in Central Texas, according to police.
Officers received a call on Sunday at 11 a.m. from a postal customer who reported boxes inside and outside the building were broken into at the location in the 1700 block of East Forth Street. When they arrived on the scene, police found nine post office boxes. They said they believe nothing but mail was taken from the scene, and as of yet no one has reported missing checks or other valuable documents. Police believe they were trying to steal credit cards.
Last month, officers received several reports in what seems like a string of thefts post offices in Waco and Temple. More recently, thieves burglarized a post office in Leander, breaking into eight of the 15 lockers. Authorities believe these break-ins are related as the burglars used similar methods break the locks.
Police are searching for the suspects who they believe are connected to each of the burglaries. Under federal law, someone convicted of breaking into a post office could face up to five years in prison. The U.S postal service has about 300 burglaries every year.
The Lampasas Police Department could use your help. If you have any information about the burglary, call 512-556-3644. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-8477 or go to their website.