The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or people responsible for a burglary over the weekend at the North Jay post office.

The post office on East Dixfield Road was burglarized sometime between 4 p.m. Saturday, when it closed, and 7:45 a.m. Monday, when workers arrived to open it for the day, according to a news release from the agency.

The release didn’t say what was taken but noted that burglary of a postal unit is a federal offense that can carry a sentence of up to five years in prison.

The Postal Inspection Service will pay a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction related to the burglary.

The release asks that anyone in the area of 21 East Dixfield Road anytime between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning who can “recall seeing any unusual activity, suspicious vehicles or individuals lingering around” the post office contact the agency at 877-876-2455. The release said information from witnesses will remain confidential.


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