The Press Union of Liberia says it has lost more than U$8,000 (Eight thousand United State dollars) worth of office equipment to burglary. The loss was occasioned by a Friday, July 8, 2016 burglary at the PUL Headquarters on Clay Street.
Materials determined lost so far include Two desktops computers, six laptops, cameras, a 50GB detachable back-up, a television with DVD player, a wall clock, four cell phones and two microphones. Also observed missing are three stabilizers, a 2.5 KVA generator, two gift packages of adult and girls materials. This is the third theft at the Headquarters of the Press Union of Liberia in three years. Two years ago the Union vastly improved security measures on its facilities, following a burglary that caused the Union nearly $3000. On this occasion, the burglars made their way into the PUL Headquarters through the main entrance by breaking the locks on the door. The recent thievery has stalled the works of the Press Union of Liberia and recorded the heaviest loss of updated data on media development in Liberia. The President of the Press Union of Liberia, K. Abdullai Kamara suspects the stealing at the offices of the PUL to be a planned raid of the PUL Secretariat. “When all the computers in the secretariat are taken away and others left in the monitoring room and else way in the building is not stolen, we are bewildered”. Mr. Kamara intimated that the burglary speaks to grave social and security challenges the country is face with. The Clay Street suburb of Monrovia where the PUL Headquarters is located has experienced increased burglaries in recent weeks. The Liberia National Police has been informed of the burglary at the Press Union of Liberia.