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Lampasas Post Office robbed for 2nd time

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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:30 am

LAMPASAS — The Lampasas Post Office was robbed this week, continuing a string of post office burglaries across Texas, said Charlie Boswell, a Lampasas Police Department investigator.

“It looks like they punched some locks in the outside drop boxes and probably stole some mail,” he said.

Police responded to a similar burglary at the post office Jan. 26.

“We are seeing, since Christmas, an increase in attacks on our parcel lockers, in the interior of our lobbies, and our drop boxes office,” said Mike Sullivan, a U.S. Postal Inspector for Central Texas. “The number of related robberies to different post offices in Bell County is possibly around 15.”

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Postal Service,

The most recent break-in occurred between 5 p.m. Monday and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, officials said. The Lampasas Police Department currently has no suspects.

“We do routine patrol (around the area), but all we can do is maintain a lookout in the area and stop anyone suspicious,” Boswell said.

Sullivan said federal officials are currently beefing up security for rural post offices, which are the ones most commonly hit by burglaries.

Increased surveillance, better locks, more police patrol and better alarms are all measures currently taken by the postal service. For now, Boswell advises Lampasas residents to drop their mail off inside the post office, where it is more secure.

All area post office burglaries are still under investigation.

cgriffin@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7559

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