The Editorial Board of the NEW VISION Newspaper has expressed grave concern over what the Newspaper’s Management described as an “organized” burglary on its Carey Street main Offices by an Unknown Criminals. The paper main offices are located on the Third Floor of Garnett Building on 116th Carey Street in Central Monrovia.
The criminals attack on the paper’s main Offices occurred on Sunday’s night, February 23rd without breaking through the two double steel doors and the various windows fortify by iron bar. The criminals broke into the offices of The NEW VISION Newspaper through the ceiling connecting to the adjacent apartments on the same floor of Garnett building.
According to a Press Release issued by the Management of the Newspaper, the criminals took away several valuable essential materials and equipment worth several thousand United States Dollars.
Among equipment and valuable items stolen include a two sets of dell desktop computers, HP desktop computer, one dell laptop, one medium size digital camera, one computer’s back-up equipment, two medium size tea cups, thirty-seven Newsprints, and HP ten GB, among other essential items.
The HP desktop computer and computer’s back-up equipment are used to storage all essential documents including the various editions of the New VISION Newspaper published since the newspaper was established on November 16, 2004, following the cessation of the disbanded LURD rebels attacks on Monrovia and its surroundings.
The burglary, according to the paper’s Management has greatly affected the NEW VISION Newspaper in its smooth operations and demonstrated commitment to promote peaceful coexistence as well as to adequately inform, educated and entertain the largest Liberian populace on issues of national and international concern that impact the livelihood of the people.
Meanwhile, the Management of the NEW VISION has expressed its unfailing commitment to keep the Newspaper on the newsstand and remains steadfast, unwavering, undeterred and unbendable in its objectives to report the truth.
The Management is urging the public to be mindful of the criminals whose apparently might want to use the paper past editions and documents storage in the stolen computers for unscrupulous intent. At the same time, the Management is calling on the public to be on the alert to report any unauthorized person found with properties including computers stolen from the newspaper’s offices.
The Management has launched a complaint to the Liberia Nation Police Deport on Center Street in Central Monrovia and expresses confidence that the police will work over time to bring the culprits to book.