Someone allegedly broke into the U.S. Post Office in Warrenville through a post office box door, which the suspect apparently took, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident was reported about 6:30 a.m. at 1341 Augusta Road in Warrenville, according to a sheriff’s report. An unknown person forced entry to the building and took several items.
The suspect got into the back room of the building through a large post office box by removing the access door, according to the report. They took the door with them after the break-in.
Investigators found several parcels that were removed from the building located in the Dumpster and woodbine behind it, the report stated. Two cellphones and 18 parcels with unknown contents were reported missing, as well as the metal door.
The report did not indicate if the post office is equipped with security cameras. The incident is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Postal Service. A $5,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest in the case.
Teddy Kulmala covers the crime and courts beat for the Aiken Standard.