$10K reward offered in Fairfield Post Office burglary
FAIRFIELD, Ala. —
The United States Postal Service needs your help tracking down the person(s) who burglarized the Fairfield Post Office.
The postal service said the burglary happened between 5:45 p.m. Friday, October 5 and 6:00 a.m. October 6. Postal Inspector Tony Robinson said postal investigators will do a thorough investigation to see what may have been taken from the post office. He added there is a strong possibility that mail may have been taken.
"The post office is one of the last badges of security that people trust in here in the United States," Robinson said. "We carry mail that has identities, credit cards and so forth that is invaluable. When that is violated, that violates the trust of the American people, which is why we have such a high price on this."
The USPS is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the burglary. Robinson added that at least one culprit cut themselves during the burglary and left a trail of blood.
In violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2115:
“Whoever forcibly breaks into or attempts to break into any post office, or any building used in whole or in part as a post office, with intent to commit in such post office, or building or part thereof, so used, any larceny or other depredation, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.”
Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact the United State Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 or visit the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.