Hilliard Police investigating mail drop bin vandalism
HILLIARD, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE)-- Hilliard Police advised anyone who used the outside mail drop off bins at the Leap Road post office between March 17th through the 19th might want to take extra steps to make certain your mail got to it's intended destination.
Sgt. Kristopher Settles with the Hilliard Division of Police said that an employee reported at least one of the bins was busted into with what appeared to be a blunt object.
"If they believe they've sent items during that time frame specified, they can follow-up with whichever company, utility or whoever it is to check to see if that payment got there" Settles said.
Investigators said they're not certain what if anything was taken because there was still pieces of mail left inside.
Police believe the bins are safe to use but are suggesting extra steps for safety.
"If there is something that you're concerned with, if there is a monetary value, or there's an item like tax documents, just go ahead and take an extra moment, and step inside and put it in the interior box," Settles added.
Customers using the drop bins were surprised.
"It's just a strange crime that I can't really see much of an end strategy coming from it," said post office customer Alexander Julian.
ABC 6/FOX 28 reached out to the US Postal Inspection Service.
Spokesperson Kathy Woliung said that she wasn't able to disclose information because it could jeopardize the investigation.
If you determine you have been the victim of this crime, you can contact the US Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455, and the Hilliard Division of Police at 614-876-7321.