Postal inspectors are investigating a break-in at a post office in Jackson, where a number of private boxes were targeted.
U.S. Postal Service Mississippi spokesman Doug Kyle told The Clarion-Ledger the locks were broken and the boxes were pried open. Kyle would not say how many boxes were burglarized, citing an ongoing investigation.
No suspect has been named, but the culprit could face mail theft and tampering charges, which are federal crimes.
Kyle says inspectors are not sure when the break-in occurred, though they believe it happened sometime over the weekend. He says the Postal Service will provide counseling to customers concerned about identity theft as a result of the burglary.