PNP forensic examiners assist in probe of PNP Press Corps office heist

December 27, 2009 11:59 pm 

MANILA, Dec. 27 –Forensic examiners of the PNP Crime Laboratory are checking on the latent prints lifted from the PNP Press Office to solve the Christmas Day burglary at this office of the PNP Press Corps.

Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina, Chief of the PNP Public Information Office and PNP spokesman, said investigators from the PNP Base Police and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) were looking at all angles to identify possible suspects behind the burglary.

On Saturday morning, a utility man employed by the PNP Press Corps discovered the burglary.

Among the items missing from the Press Office were a 21-inch television set and a stereo system. The stolen equipment were detached from the wall-mounted rack.

Espina said he closely coordinated with the PNP Press Corps, through its president Noel Alamar ,regarding the ongoing investigation into the burglary.

Espina said he was also proposing added security measures in the Press Office, which he noted to be easily accessible to anyone and was therefore vulnerable to similar incidents.

He was confident a major breakthrough in the investigation would be forthcoming as more evidence were processed and analyzed. (PNA) RMA/MM

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