Over Rs 13 lakh looted from a gurdwara in Philippines

A gang of seven people took off with one million peso (about $21,000) worth of donations from the Philippines` Khalsa Diwan Indian Sikh Temple located here in Paco district, a media report said on Monday.

IANS| Last Updated: Dec 07, 2015, 18:26 PM IST
Over Rs 13 lakh looted from a gurdwara in Philippines
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Manila: A gang of seven people took off with one million peso (about $21,000) worth of donations from the Philippines` Khalsa Diwan Indian Sikh Temple located here in Paco district, a media report said on Monday.

A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera captured the armed men entering the Manila gurdwara on December 1, at around 3 a.m., ABS-CBN News reported.

They were seen overpowering the security guards, shackling them and taking away their guns, according to the report. The robbers took the donation box to a waiting car before fleeing.

Authorities later found the getaway vehicle was rented by the robbers. Police have arrested a suspect, identified as a former security guard of the gurdwara.