The headquarters of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has been burglarized with properties and equipment worth about US$2,500 stolen.
The burglary occurred Monday night, January 16, 2015, and the forensic division of the Liberia National Police (LNP) has launched an investigation into the incident. Criminals broke into the building through one of its bathroom windows, after removing an iron bar.
PUL Secretary General D. KaihennehSengbeh said staffs of the Union were shocked Tuesday morning when they arrived at work and observed that their offices had been burglarized and equipment missing.
The Secretary General described the incident as worrisome and as a setback to the work of the PUL and hopes the Police will promptly trace the perpetrators.
The incident disrupted normal working activities at the Union’s headquarters for hours as police investigators took inventory and photos of the incident.
Five media monitoring radio phones, a black Acer Laptop, three stabilizers, two video recorders, and an amplifier, among 11 other items were taken away, according to Secretary General Sengbeh.