Break-in at Franklin Mall Post Office Leads to Federal Investigation

Postal inspectors are searching for a suspect or suspects after a break-in at the Franklin Square Post Office in Downtown Santa Clara.

“We had several individuals break into six PO boxes there at the Franklin Mall Post Office. Right now, mail has been taken,” said Jeff Fitch, a Postal Investigator and Public Information Officer with the local division of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

The break-in occurred sometime around Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Fitch will not say at this time if there’s security video, but he does say it’s an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about the break-in should call the USPS 24-hour number, (877) 876-2455.

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“The postal service also has a standing reward of up to $10,000 for information leading up to an arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible,” said Fitch. “That’s a standing reward, that’s always there.”

Fitch says while this crime happened around the holidays, this is something that the postal service investigates year-round.

“It’s a year-round issue,” said Fitch. “Mail thefts and break-ins like this are something based on when the bad guys decide to commit the crime.”

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