A YEAR'S supply of postage stamps may have been what would-be thieves had in mind when they broke into the Uki Post Office and Newsagency.
The offenders, however, left empty handed after being unable to turn off the alarm.
Inspector Darren Steel of Tweed Heads Police said the break-in took place at 8.20pm on Monday night.
“A front door was forced open which activated an alarm,” Insp Steel said.
“It appears the persons involved attempted to disable the alarm but were not able to.
“They fled the premises before police arrived.”
A spokeswoman from Australia Post said “no Australia Post money or valuables were stolen”.
“The post office, which is run in conjunction with a newsagency, remains open for business, but no online banking or Eftpos transactions are currently available.
“It is expected these services will be restored in the next 24 hours,” she said yesterday.
In keeping with Australia Post's policy on break-and-enters, staff from the post office, on Kyogle Road, were unable to provide any details to the Tweed Daily News.