The burglary that occurred seven months ago at the Elmore Post Office could be solved soon.
“We have a suspect but cannot share any additional information at this time,” says Rachel Williams, U.S. Postal Service inspector in Minneapolis.
According to Post Office officials, the burglary occurred between the afternoon hours of Saturday, June 20, and the morning hours of Monday, June 22.
Williams would not say whether a reward of up to $5,000 leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the break-in is still being offered.
Early in the investigation, the Elmore Police Department and Faribault County Sheriff’s Department were involved until postal inspectors took over.
Local officials initially reported that Post Office equipment and packages waiting to be picked up were taken during the break-in.
Breaking into a U.S. Post Office building, stealing packages or postal property are federal crimes and each carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine.
The person or persons responsible could also face state prosecution.
Anyone having information about the burglary is asked to contact U.S. Postal Inspection Service by calling (877) 876-2455, then say — law enforcement, reference code number 3098452.