SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - U.S. Postal inspectors believe the Shepherdstown Post Office was broken into Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, forcing the building at the intersection of Washington and King streets to close for several hours Wednesday while investigators worked at the scene, a U.S. Postal official said.
Police said the break-in likely is related to three similar incidents that occurred overnight Tuesday.
Workers at the post office noticed that the building had been broken into when they arrived at work Wednesday about 6 a.m. , said U.S. Postal inspector Bruce Hammerle, who would not say where in the building the entry occurred.
There was a minimal amount of damage to the building and most of it was in the area where entry was made, Hammerle said.
"Obviously, there's a lot of mail (in the building) and at this point we haven't determined if any mail was taken," Hammerle said.