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Burglar breaks into Salado Post Office, went through packages overnight

If you think your package was taken, inspectors want to hear from you.

SALADO, Texas — A burglar got into the Salado Post Office during the overnight hours and rifled through packages just days before Christmas. It's unclear what or how much the burglar(s) was able to steal.

Inspectors for the U.S. Postal Service are leading the investigation into the case and said they have not gotten reports of any additional burglaries in the Salado/Waco Area.

Statement from USPIS:

"On December 21, 2020, the USPIS was informed that an unknown person(s) had gained entry into the Salado Post Office, located at 820 N. Main Street, Salado, TX 76571. Postal Inspectors responded and are coordinating with the Salado Police Department. At this time, we are still determining what items, if any, were taken. Inspectors will make every effort to identify any parcels or mail affected and will contact those customers directly. However, if you believe your mail was stolen, you are urged to report it to Postal Inspectors by calling our hotline at 877-876-2455 and saying "Theft," or by visiting our website at www.uspis.gov/report, EVEN if you have already reported it to local law enforcement.

"If you have any information about this incident, please contact the USPIS by calling our hotline."

UPSIS Spokeswoman Silvia Torres said in an email chain when asked about additional incidents, if 6 News was referring to collection boxes, she did not have a list of affected boxes at that time. 

6 News asked if there have been burglaries in the areas between the Salado and San Antonio area. We also asked for a ballpark number of impacted collection boxes.

The spokeswoman said she is collecting that information from the appropriate supervisor and will pass it along as soon as she gets it. The information will be added to this story when it becomes available.