Treasurer’s Office ransacked by vandals

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – State Police confirmed someone broke into the New Mexico Treasurer’s Office early Monday morning, taking valuables and electronics.

The Treasurer’s Office said Wednesday that someone had ransacked their two buildings, kicking down locked doors and breaking into locked drawers.

“We found that one of the screens had been moved off one of the windows there, and the window was wide open,” Treasurer James B. Lewis said.

Lewis told KRQE News 13 it’s unclear exactly what was taken, and that his office was still taking inventory. He did say it’s possible computers were taken, but they’re checking with employees to make sure the computers weren’t just checked out.

Lewis said they called every financial agency they work with. While they haven’t found yet if any information has been compromised, employees have changed passwords as a precaution. They’re also already working to make their building more secure.

The office expects to complete its inventory by Thursday morning.

State Police said they’re actively investigating the break-in, and are following up on every lead.

Santa Fe Police said they’re investigating a burglary at a medical office in the same complex that happened sometime this weekend. Police said the thieves made off with a flat screen television and cash.

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