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Rs 14 lakh looted from Philippines gurdwara

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.

punjab Updated: Dec 07, 2015 22:38 IST
Armed men were seen overpowering the security guards, shackling them and taking away their guns.
Armed men were seen overpowering the security guards, shackling them and taking away their guns.(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

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 am, 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.