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Update: Eight Total Post Offices Hit in String of Break-ins

A total of eight post offices have now been hit around the Big Country and the surrounding area.
02/18/14 Update

A total of eight post offices have now been hit around the Big Country and the surrounding area.

Post offices in Colorado City, Lawn, Merkel, Trent, Sweetwater, Coleman, Novice and Bangs have all been targeted.

Federal Postal Inspectors out of Lubbock have joined with the affected counties in this investigation. Additional information, including what was stolen, has not yet been released due to the ongoing investigation.


02/17/14 Original Story


Local law enforcement agencies have confirmed that as of Monday evening, a total of six post offices have been broken into across the Big Country and the surrounding area.

According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, early Monday morning, intruder(s) made their way into post offices in Lawn, Merkel and Trent. Authorities believe the break-ins may have been carried out by someone passing through the area as two more post offices in Coleman and Colorado City were broken into Sunday Night.  The Sweetwater Police Department confirms a post office in Sweetwater was also broken into.

Lawn was the only post office in Taylor County in which the suspect or suspects were able to gain access to the mail room. At all others, the intruder(s) were only able to make it into the collection room.

The items stolen will not be released at this time since this how now become a federal investigation.   
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