A blue collection mailbox was set on fire at the Rockingham Post Office on Friday morning, according to Monica C. Robbs, media spokesperson for the United States Postal Service in Charlotte.
At approximately 1 a.m., a receptacle outside the post office, located at 119 W. Washington St., was set ablaze in an act of vandalism.
The Rockingham Fire Department responded to the call before notifying the postal service, Robbs said.
As a result, any mail deposited in the receptacle between the hours of 5 p.m. Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday may have been destroyed.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
This marks the second time a blue collection box has been set on fire this year at the Rockingham post office. On Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, the contents of one of the blue collection boxes were torched.
If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Inspection Service at 877-876-2455.