Police trying to figure out who broke into Logan County, WV post office

From sister station WSAZ:

Two days after a break-in at the Omar Post Office, investigators are still trying to figure out who made their way inside and exactly what they took.

Crews on Tuesday were back at the post office re-hanging glass that was busted out during the break-in.

The Postmaster wasn't allowed to speak on camera during the ongoing investigation, but she did confirm to WSAZ.com that it is a giant mess inside. In fact, it's so bad, they've been cleaning up for two days and still haven't finished.

With just days before Christmas, many in the area are now worried their last-minute Christmas cards and gifts won't make it in time.

"I was angered by it," Larry Rodgers said. "Stuff like that doesn't happen too often in this area."

Rodgers leads the Omar Area Crime Watch. Like so many others in the small town, he's worried about the families waiting for Christmas gifts at the post office.

"It's just terrible what they done," Rodgers said. "A lot of people work minimum wage jobs to buy for their kids, and then when it's delivered to the post office and taken away from them, they don't have the money to re-buy this stuff. There's going to be a lot of disappointed kids."

Rodgers says other members of the Omar Area Crime Watch are working with investigators to hopefully lead to an arrest. One resident even gave investigators a video of the break-in captured by a security camera.

"I feel they're going to get caught," Rodgers said. "There's some leads to it. They're going to get caught."

One postal service worker tells WSAZ.com there is some mail still inside the Omar Post Office the thieves didn't steal. We're told that mail will be shipped as soon as investigators give the all clear.

For now, Omar residents will have to drive to the post office in Sarah Ann to get their mail.


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