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Up to $5,000 reward offered in mail theft, destruction

Up to a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who stole and destroyed United States mail recently.

South Boston Postmaster Pat Honeycutt said Monday the United States Postal Inspection Service is offering the reward in an effort to find the suspects who stole and destroyed mail taken from rural customer mail boxes located on Old Cluster Springs, Cluster Springs and Bold Springs roads in South Boston on Thursday, April 12, through Saturday, April 14.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the U. S. Postal Inspection Service in this investigation, she said.

Honeycutt contacted the sheriff’s office about the destruction of mail on April 16 and met with deputies near the Bold Springs Road and Boodie Trail area where approximately 50 pieces of assorted mail were found scattered alongside the road, according to Sheriff Fred Clark. 

The U.S. Postal Inspector’s office is handling this case.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Burton and Deputy Chris Yeatts are assisting in the investigation, Clark said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the U. S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 (select Option 2) and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office at 434-476-3334.

All information will be kept strictly confidential.