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Investigation underway into reports of vandalism, burglary at 7 Middle Tennessee post offices

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 11:44:13-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Postal inspectors are working with local police to investigate reports of vandalism, burglary and attempted burglary at seven post offices in Middle Tennessee.

The Postal Inspectors' Office said suspects broke into post offices in Berry Hill, La Vergne, Nashville and Mt. Juliet between 5:30 p.m. November 1 and 6 a.m. November 2. The office did not say what, if anything, was stolen or vandalized. Burglary of a post office is a federal crime punishable up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

If you believe your absentee ballot may have been impacted, the Postal Inspectors' Office says to call your local election office to confirm receipt. If you believe your mail was impacted, file a report with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 and say "theft" or file a report online by clicking here.

The following post offices were affected:

  • Melrose Station at 798 Berry Road
  • La Vergne Main Post Office at 5309 Murfreesboro Road
  • Jere Baxter Station at 1011 Gillock Street
  • Madison Main Post Office at 323 E. Old Hickory Boulevard
  • Hermitage Main Post Office at 3908 Lebanon Pike
  • Mt. Juliet Main Post Office at 2491 N. Mt. Juliet Road
  • Antioch Main Post Office at 5424 Bell Forge Lane E.