Richmond voter requests new ballot after mailbox break-ins

USPIS is now offering $10,000 reward for info related to mailbox break-ins
Posted at 4:45 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 17:29:00-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A voter contacted Richmond Registrar Kirk Showalter Wednesday to report that they used one of the mailboxes that was broken into over the weekend to mail their ballot.

Showalter said the voter told her they dropped the ballot into one of the mailboxes at the Westhampton Post Office on Glenburnie Rd.

"They said it was over the weekend and are requesting a new one," Showalter said via email.

The Westhampton Post Office is one of seven post offices that have mailboxes the United State Postal Service said were broken into sometime between 3 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. on Monday.

Postal Inspector Michael Romano said Wednesday a seventh mailbox was identified as having been broken into over the weekend at the Genito Station Post Office in Midlothian.

  • Midlothian Post Office, 1201 Sycamore Square Drive, Midlothian, Virginia 23113
  • Genito Station Post Office, Midlothian, VA 23112
  • Westhampton Post Office, 805 Glenburnie Road, Richmond, VA 23226
  • Pocoshock Creek Post Office, 7501 Lady Blair Lane, North Chesterfield, Virginia 23236
  • Glen Allen Post Office, 4990 Sadler Place, Glen Allen, VA 23060
  • Lakeside Post Office, 2100 E Parham Road, Henrico, Virginia 23228
  • Regency Branch Post Office, 2000 Starling Drive, Henrico, Virginia, 23229

The USPS is urging anyone who used the mailboxes in question to contact the United States Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455.

The USPIS is now offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) who vandalized the boxes and potentially stole U.S. mail.


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