Thu, 03 Aug 2000

Thieves active on Galungan day

DENPASAR, Bali: Thieves broke into Federal International Finance (FIF) credit company on Wednesday morning and made away with at least Rp 30 million in cash.

The robbery took place while the office was closed because locals were commemorating Galungan, a religious festival.

Thieves cut through the steel padlock on the iron rolling door of the office located on Jl. Gatot Subroto, an emerging business area in the northern outskirts of Denpasar.

"The job was fast, clean and professionally done," a police officer at the scene said. Once inside, the gang allegedly used an electric saw to open the steel safe.

The company provides loans and credit for people wanting to buy motorbikes and other products.

The thieves only targeted cash, leaving other valuable objects such as computers, a television set, five brand new motorbikes and several documents in the office.

There was no immediate information on how many people were believed to have taken part in the robbery. (01/zen)