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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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Unidentified robbers broke into a construction firm at Rizal-Lacson streets, in Bacolod City, Saturday and took P599,000 in payroll money, laptop computers and computer hard discs kept in a steel cabinet at the managers office, Police Officer 3 Celito Dullan of Police Station 1 said yesterday.

Juanito Bayle, 38, of Purok Villa Villeta in Brgy, Estefania and Roger Matajas, 37, of Capitol Heights Subdivision in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City, and employed as drivers of Med Builders Corp. discovered the robbery when they opened the establishment at about 7 a.m. Saturday, and immediately informed their manager.

They told the police that the robbers easily entered their office because their roll-up door was already damaged and that when the suspects were already inside the building, they entered the manager’s office through a hole in the wall, where the air conditioning unit used to be placed.

Investigation conducted by Dullan and Police Officer 2 Johnny de la Peña showed that the robbers destroyed the steel cabinet and took P500,000 in cash, the two laptop computers valued at P93,000 and the three hard discs valued at P2,000 each.

Dullan, however, said they are wondering why the robbers did not open the drawer of the manager’s table that contained P250,000 in cash, a digital camera and other devices.

He said the robbers also failed to take the P13,000 in cash and checks also kept in the same steel cabinet, where the stolen items were stored.

The drawers of the other tables in the manager’s office were not touched, and there were no other traces or marks seen at the crime scene, Dullan added.

Station 1 policemen are looking into the possibility of an inside job.*APN

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