• Agusan del Sur church loses cash donations for typhoon victims to thieves

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    Two thieves on Thursday took a still unknown amount of cash donations for victims of Supertyhoon Yolanda from a church in a remote village in Agusan del Sur, police reports said on Friday.

    A suspect, a minor, was arrested hours later.

    Victimized was the Carmelite Convent of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Purok 3, Barangay 3 in San Francisco town.

    Police said the theft was discovered early Thursday morning by the parish priest, Fr. Artemio Jusayan.

    The thieves broke into the church by prying open the window grills and sliding window frame of the church’s Cashier and Finance office, police reported.

    The thieves ransacked the office and took an offering containing unknown amount of cash that was collected for typhoon victims.

    The arrested suspect said his adult companion, who he identified only as “Paquito”, had fled with the loot.

    The suspect was first brought to the San Francsico Municipal station before being turned over to the Municipal Social Work and Development office.

    ANTHONY VARGAS

     

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