Robbers ransack LTO office in Surigao City
The PRO 13 report from Surigao City Police Office (SCPO) said one of the suspects was arrested but investigators have difficulty in gathering data because the suspect is a minor, deaf, mute and out of school youth.
The report identified the suspect as certain Juvel Palat Lumanog, 14, and resident of Purok Philvocs, Barangay Washington, Surigao City.
According to SCPO report, follow up team recovered some LTO lost items from the possession of the suspect but did not indicate if the cash money was recovered.
It is reported that further investigation is being conducted by the SCPO to determine liability of the minor suspect and to determine if he has other companions during the commission of the offense.
The robbery was discovered after Monday's flag-raising ceremony.
The unidentified persons gained entry into the LTO's cash office on the first floor and forcibly opened the steel cabinet containing the collection money of P108,583.33. The robbers also broke the supply room's padlock at the second floor.
The incident happened at 7:45 a.m. Monday. (PNA)