Police in G Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands) are investigating the theft of some $2 million from the Charity Post Office, Essequibo Coast, after the safe in which it was being kept was torched sometime Saturday morning.
Based on information reaching Guyana Times, the matter was reported by the post mistress. She told the Police that on Friday, she counted and secured $2.3 million in the safe which was secured by a combination lock.
The money was to be paid to pensioners and according to the post mistress, only three staff at the Post Office had knowledge that the cash was there.
This publication was told that sometime during the early hours of Saturday, the post office was broken into by persons unknown. The perpetrators gained entry through a window on the side of the building, after which they torched the combination lock on the safe.
The Charity Post Office is in a very deplorable state and lacking any proper security. The doors are reportedly secured by bolts and padlocks, while some of the old wooden framed windows are secured by internal grill.
Further reports reaching Guyana Times indicates that at the time of the alleged break-in, there was reportedly no security guard stationed at the building.
Nevertheless, the Police are investigating.