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Cinta Township Commissioner William B. S. Julye 

Commissioner William Borbor Sackie Julye of Cinta Township in district#5, Margibi County has reported a burglary at his office, leading to lost of materials valued US$1,200.

This latest incident reportedly marks the third burglary at the office, which has been without security until recently when Commissioner Julye negotiated with two men to protect his office. Narrating the ordeal when he appeared on Radio Gbaisue, a community radio station in Weala, he said the burglars stole 30 pieces of hardwood saw, shovels, and pliers, including other materials provided to the township by the charity Save the Children.

Commissioner Julye said besides the Save the Children’s materials, no other item was touched by the criminals, yet to be identified.  The unknown individuals reportedly broke into the office thru the window of the building.

The Commissioner added Save the Children donated the materials to the township to be used by the citizens. He said a guard of the Salala Rubber Corporation returning from job that night saw one of the suspects completely nicked coming out of the building and alarmed.

Up to now, he said none of the stolen items has been retrieved though a thorough search is ongoing. Commissioner Julye expressed disappointment in the Weala police detachment for the manner in which the police handled the issue.

According to him, a suspect was arrested and taken to the police but they allegedly released the person immediately after (Julye) left the station. Meanwhile, Commissioner Julye has admonished residents of the township not to buy any of the items stolen, and to report to his office immediately if they did so to help with investigation.

He lamented the situation has caused him a very serious embarrassment to an extent he does not know what to do.

By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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