Monte Vista Post Office burglarized Dec. 18

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Police Department is assisting the United States Postal Inspection Service with the investigation of a burglary that occurred at the US Post Office located at 150 Washington St., Monte Vista. 

Sometime between 5 p.m. on Dec. 18, and 6:30 a.m., Dec. 19, someone gained entrance into the secured area of the U.S. Post Office in Monte Vista and caused an estimated several thousand dollars in damage and stole undisclosed items, according to MVPD. However, there is no reason to believe any mail was stolen or tampered with at this time. 

Since this is an ongoing investigation, no other information will be released. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this crime. Anyone with information regarding this burglary can contact the Monte Vista Police Department at 719-852-511 or the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 and ask to remain anonymous. 

Burglary of a post office is a federal offense, under Title 18, United States Code, Section 2115. Persons convicted of this charge may face up to five years in federal prison and fines of up to $250,000. 

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