| Manila, Philippines | 9 Dec 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Seven men took off with P1 million (US$21,200) worth of donations from Khalsa Diwan Indian Sikh Temple in Paco, Manila, on 1 Dec 2015.
A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera captured the armed men entering the Philippines temple along UN Avenue at around 3am before overpowering the security guards, shackling them and taking away their shotguns, reports ABS-CBN News (7 Dec 2015).
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The report goes on:
The group proceeded to the second floor where they took from the altar a donation box containing P1 million.
The CCTV footage shows five of the men struggling to carry the heavy box towards a waiting Honda CRV.
Authorities later found the get-away vehicle, which was supposedly rented by the suspects.
The Regional Police Intelligence Operatives Unit (RPIOU) of the NCR police arrested one of the suspects in a follow-up operation. He was identified as a former security guard of the temple.
James Kumar, president of the Khalsa Diwan Indian Sikh Temple, condemned the crime and appealed for the return of the 40-year-old donation box.
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