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Thieves hit New Liberty Post Office

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By Molly Haines

A burglary that took place last week at the U.S. Post Office in New Liberty is currently being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
The post office, located at 345 Hwy. 227 N., was burglarized during the morning hours of July 2.
Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said cash money was taken from the post office as well as several money orders.
Hammond said a post-office employee puts mail out early and leaves a door unlocked so box holders can retrieve their mail. The employee returns later to open the rest of the office.
Roberta Bottoms, a postal inspector and public information officer with the Pittsburgh branch of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, said she could not give specific details about the crime scene, but said it was not uncommon for box lobbies to be unlocked 24 hours so box holders can retrieve their mail.
“A burglary was reported and Lexington agents responded and are conducting an investigation,” Bottoms said. “No one was hurt during the incident. We have what we consider credible leads, but no arrests have been made.”
Hammond said three people are currently linked to the crime but it is unclear if formal charges have been brought against any of the suspects.
Both Bottoms and Hammond declined to comment on the amount of money taken.
Anyone with information regarding the burglary may call the postal inspection service at 877-876-2455.