suspects ransacked the Philippine Postal Office in Dumaguete and carted away more
than P200,000 in cash during the weekend, police reports said.
supervisor Benito Quiroz told the DAILY STAR, the suspects must have entered the
back portion of the building with the use of ropes, and by cutting the iron door
and destroying the padlocks. The suspects opened the drawers and lockers, and
tore up one Social Security System check, and two packages but their contents
are intact, investigation disclosed.
It added that the burglars opened
several drawers until they found the cashier's room at the second floor where
the money was kept. There they destroyed the steel cabinet and the vault, probers
The amount of about P200,000 represented the collection of the postal
bureau in the last three to four days. Finger prints were lifted and the police
are still digging into the burglary. The police said there is a possibility that
the burglary was staged while a concert by a local band was being conducted at
the adjacent Quezon Park, in Dumaguete.
Policemen were also looking into
the method by which the burglars had gained entry using ropes, which is similar
to an incident in the past.
Postal bureaus all over the province of Oriental
Negros and Siquijor island were placed under tight security against burglaries,
in the wake of the increasing incidents recently.
Oriental Negros has
26 postal bureau offices, and six in Siquijor province. *JG