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4 collared for stealing donation money from Batangas church

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 11:50 AM August 31, 2021

LUCENA CITY––Police arrested Monday four men who broke into a Catholic church and stole donation boxes containing money in Lian town in Batangas province.

Lian police reported that the suspects, John Rafael Jonson, 20; Juan Bautista, 23; and two minors, forcibly entered the closed Saint John Baptist Parish Church at the town center by climbing the second-floor balcony.

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The burglars then escaped with eight donation boxes containing money. They destroyed the boxes just a few meters away from the church and took the cash.

Church authorities discovered the robbery around 8 p.m. and reported the incident to the police, who immediately dispatched operatives, who were able to identify and arrest the suspects.

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The police recovered P19,270 in different denominations from the suspects.

The suspects were detained and are facing criminal charges.

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