“There were still carriers on the dock getting papers loaded up, and
an employee came
upon them (intruders),” Portsmouth Daily Times Circulation Manager Louann Blair said Monday morning.
Blair said two men were in the front office when the employee arrived.
“One took off out the front door,” Blair said. “She asked them what they were doing up there.”
Blair said the man told the employee they were waiting for someone.
“He had his hand under his shirt and was still trying to open (a) desk while she was standing there,” Blair said. “Then he left, too.”
Blair said Portsmouth Police officers arrived a short time later, and it wasn’t until an employee went to the front of the building to put papers in the rack that he discovered the front door lock had been pried open.
Blair said the intruders were able to get a small amount of change from one desk and several dollars from another before they were discovered.
Portsmouth Police Detective Sgt. Jim Charles said no arrests have been made in the case.