Post office break-in case still open

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After more than three years, a weekend break-in at the Elmore Post Office remains unsolved.

It is an open investigation and pending at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. No additional information will be provided,” says Rachel Williams, postal inspector and public information officer in Minneapolis.

A month following the break-in, the U.S. Postal Service began offering a reward of up to $5,000 seeking the public’s help in solving the case.

In the past Williams has said, “They (rewards) are usually in effect until the case is resolved, meaning an arrest and conviction.”

The Elmore Police Department and Faribault County Sheriff’s Department began the investigation before postal investigators took over the case.

According to federal officials, the burglary occurred between the afternoon hours of Saturday, June 20, 2020 and the morning hours of Monday, June 22, 2020.

During the break-in, postal equipment and packages waiting to be picked up were reportedly stolen.

Breaking into a post office building, stealing packages or postal property are federal crimes and each carry a fine and up to five years in prison. The person or persons responsible could also face state prosecution.

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