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UNITED STATES POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2011

Contact: Postal Inspector Renee Focht, 626-672-5517
RMFocht@uspis.gov

POSTAL INSPECTORS OFFER REWARD
FOR INFORMATION ON LA CRESCENTA BURGLARY

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the burglary at the La Crescenta Post Office. The Post Office, located at 3300 Foothill Road, La Crescenta, CA, was burglarized at about 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2011.

The burglary was captured on video, and one suspect appears to be a black male, approximately six feet tall, wearing a plaid shirt, jeans, boots, a purple team cap, and possibly a mask. A photo is available on the Postal Inspection Service Web site.

Customers who deposited mail at the La Crescenta Post Office between the hours of 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 8, and 8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 9, are encouraged to submit a Mail Theft and Vandalism Complaint report at their local Post Office, online at postalinspectors.uspis.gov or by calling 1-877-876-2455, option 3.

Burglary of a Post Office is a federal crime, and offenders may be fined or imprisoned for not more than five years, or both. Suspects may face additional charges for mail theft and identity theft.

Postal Inspectors urge the public to report suspicious individuals or suspicious activity near or around postal facilities to Postal Inspectors at 877-876-2455, option 2.

Anyone with information about the suspect(s) or this crime is urged to contact Postal Inspectors at 877-876-2455, option 2; refer to Case No. 1861003. Callers may remain anonymous.

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