Cebu prov’l capitol burglarized

Published August 24, 2020, 1:48 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY—At least P16,000 cash was stolen after one of the offices at the Cebu Provincial Capitol Building was burglarized past midnight Monday.

Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) investigates the Office of the Provincial Accountant in the Cebu Provincial capitol after a burglary that resulted to the lost of P16,000 dan of August 24, 2020. (Photo by Juan Carlo de Vela / MANILA BULLETIN)
Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) investigates the Office of the Provincial Accountant in the Cebu Provincial capitol after a burglary that resulted to the lost of P16,000 dan of August 24, 2020. (Photo by Juan Carlo de Vela / MANILA BULLETIN)

Though the amount of money that was stolen was not considerable, security arrangements at the Capitol will be reviewed to prevent similar incident from happening again, said Police Col. Roderick Mariano, chief of the Cebu Provincial Police Office.

Based on the footages captured by security cameras, a man broke into the room housing the social welfare and accounting offices by destroying a piece of plywood that was used to cover the hole intended for an air-conditioning unit.

The burglar then proceeded to the accounting office, and took cash from drawers.

“The money stolen was owned by some employees,” said Mariano.

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia immediately held a meeting with some Capitol personnel after the burglary was discovered.  

Despite the incident, Mariano said the Capitol building, located in Barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City, remained safe.

Aside from blue guards securing the Capitol, an alert team from the Special Weapons and Tactics is also stationed at the compound.

“We will revisit our security operations and if needed, we will deploy more personnel at the Capitol,” Mariano said.

 
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