Whoever forcibly breaks into or attempts to break into any post office, or any building used in whole or in part as a post office, with intent to commit in such post office, or building or part thereof, so used, any larceny or other depredation, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
18 U.S. Code § 2115 - Post office
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 315 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 192, 335 Stat. 1125).
Mandatory punishment provisions were rephrased in the alternative.
Minor change in phraseology was made.
1996—Pub. L. 104–294 substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $1,000”.