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Probers face blank wall on burglary at councilors’offices

By JOEY NACALABAN,
and NITZ ARANCON,
Correspondents

POLICE are still facing a blank wall pertaining to Sunday’s burglary at city hall.

The burglary was discovered after five computer monitors were recovered by city hall security officers at the back of the legislative building near the City Social Welfare Department, according to Cpl. Rosielyn Mediante of the Divisoria police.

Brent Clyde Baaclo, a staff member in the office of Councilor John Michael Seno, local Sangguniang Kabataan Federation president, said the stolen monitors were taken from the offices of councilors George Goking, Jay Pascual, Reuben Daba, and Seno.

“Ako ug akong mga kauban mosulod na unta sa opisina pero natingala mi kay wala namay mga monitor ang mga computer mao tong wala nalang sa mi nanulod. Nagtawag dayon mig polis,”  Baaclo said.

Mediante said the burglar entered through a sliding glass window at the back of the building.

The legislative office is located at the third floor of the building.

Mediante said the burglar then placed the loot in a box, wrapped it with wires and slowly dropped it to the ground.

She said the burglar apparently sensed that the guards were around that he decided to just leave the area.

Police officers found a steel bar believed to have been used in jimmying the window’s lock.

Teodoro Sabuga-a, city administrator, said all security personnel who are on duty on Sunday would be investigated.

Mediante said the Divisoria police are now coordinating with city hall to speed up the investigation and to identify the burglar by reviewing CCTV recordings.

Councilor Goking noted that the burglary took place despite a nearby police station.

Goking said he could not say the motive behind the burglary and that it would be premature to declare the burglary as an “inside job.”

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