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This posting is troublesome for several reasons. Besides the fact that policeman is seriously wounded, but also a daylight robbery in a government office. Dumb.

Although this incident is not specifically related to Chiriquí, I have opted to place it here because this kind of attack could just as easily occur at a government office in David. Further, the article clearly says that all DGI offices countrywide are temporarily suspended.

And finally, i am confused. If payments can only be made by check, then how was any money actually stolen?

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Police sergeant shot as thieves rob tax office

Posted on December 21, 2016 in Panama

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A suspect arrested near the fish market
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THE COLLECTION of cash payments  at offices  of the  Directorate General of Revenue (DGI) across the country  has been suspended..

The decision follows a robbery at the DGI main office on Avenida Balboa on Tuesday Dec. 20 in  which a police sergeant was shot in the head.

He is critically ill in The National Hospital.

Five armed thieves, including a minor entered the office around 3.30 pm. They escaped by taxi which was  chased and stopped by police units near the fish market. Two suspects were arrested.

According to Cortés, the payment of taxes and fines can only be made by check.

The exact amount of money that was stolen is still unknown.

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/police-sergeant-shot-thieves-rob-tax-office

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So these "smart guys" stole $11.6 million in checks?

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Sergeant shot in tax office robbery dies

Posted on December 24, 2016 in Panama

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THE NATIONAL Police Sergeant  who was shot during the Tuesday robbery of the Directorate General of Revenue (DGI) on Avenida Balboa,  died Friday afternoon, December 23.

Sergeant Nelson  Guerra, the father of one, was shot in the head .Doctors at the National Hospital operated on him twice but could not save his life.

Two of four people involved were  arrested after the robbery and are in preventive detention charged with aggravated robbery. They will now face murder charges.

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/sergeant-shot-tax-office-robbery-dies

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