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Six computers used for data capture were stolen from Provincial Civil Identification Services premises in Sofala on Friday. The body reports to the Ministry of Interior.
Diário de Moçambique learned yesterday that the robbery occurred on Friday night and was carried out by a young man, allegedly a student at the Pedagogical University. According to the paper’s source, the robber succeeded in gaining access through the ceiling and stole four computers on his first visit, and two on his second.
So far, the circumstances under which the robbery occurred are not known. The Provincial Civil Identification Services offices in Sofala, like other state institutions, has full-time security.
“The institution has a security guard, but he was thought to be on the other side at the time, and unable to see the thief. However, due diligence made it possible to recover the stolen goods on the same night, and the young man is being held at the 1st Police Station,” the source said.
PRM Provincial Command spokesman in Sofala, Daniel Macuácua, told the Diário de Moçambique reporter that there was still ongoing investigative work, but that the corporation would make an announcement about the robbery today.
This is the second time that an institution issuing documents in Beira has been broken into. The previous incident occurred at the National Institute of Land Transport premises in Sofala, where thieves also seized six data capture computers.Source: Diário de Moçambique