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Cops: Muntinlupa thieves dug tunnel from manhole

Police said the group that broke into the Makati South Supermarket in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, on Monday morning may have used a manhole near the supermarket as the starting point for the tunnel they dug to get into the establishment.

“There is a construction site near the supermarket, and a manhole also near it,” Superintendent Federico Castro Jr., Southern Police District deputy director for operations, said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “The suspects could have applied as construction workers and used the power tools to dig underground and break into the supermarket.”

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The burglars—dubbed by the police as the “Acetylene Gang” because they use acetylene torches to pry open vaults—took a still undetermined amount of cash and four .38-cal. pistols from the supermarket’s vault.

“The suspects might have been aiming for a bank, which is also near the supermarket, the manhole and the construction site. However, they might have dug a hole to the supermarket instead,” Castro said.

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He added that the police were still investigating the robbery, which was discovered just before the supermarket opened Monday morning.

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