$10,000 reward offered for info about downtown Chicago post office burglars (video)

A surveillance video image shows burglars inside the U.S. Post Office at the Thompson Center on May 22, 2023. | U.S. Postal Inspection Service

CHICAGO — Federal authorities are trying to track down a group of up to 18 people who broke into a downtown Chicago post office early Monday.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service released a video of the break-in Monday afternoon, which we’re sharing at the end of this story.

Without identifying the post office by name, Chicago police previously confirmed that about 18 men broke through the front door of an establishment in the 100 block of West Randolph around 12:35 a.m. That’s the address of the Thompson Center, which houses a post office fronting LaSalle Street.

CPD did not say if anything was taken during the burglary.

Postal inspectors are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrests and convictions of the suspects, according to a press release that accompanied the break-in video.

Tips can be shared 24 hours a day with the USPIS hotline at 877-876-2455.