Reward offered for information on Thompson Center post office break-in
CHICAGO - Community activists are calling for more police and safety precautions to protect mail carriers.
Activists gathered outside the Thompson Center Tuesday afternoon and announced a $2,000 reward for information in Monday's downtown burglary.
Police say as many as 18 people broke into the post office in the first block of West Randolph Street around 12:35 a.m. and were able to gain entry to the vestibule portion of the postal station, police said.
There is a second security door further inside, and it was unclear whether the group was able to access that area.
Inside the first vestibule, is an automatic station to buy stamps, a mail drop-off slot and more than 100 postal boxes.
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It was not known if anything was taken from the postal office or what the group was targeting.
Because of the property damage, the facility is closed until further notice.