‘Canadian’ nabbed for swindling-A A +A
Monday, October 29, 2012
A CANADIAN national was arrested by operatives of Special Operations Group (SOG) at the Rosario-Locsin Street, Bacolod City, on Friday for swindling money from a Bacoleña.
SOG head Police Superintendent Santiago Rapiz identified the suspect as Samuel Kamga, 34, of 79 Avenue, Gen Den Gaulle 59110, La Madeline Quebec, Canada and temporarily staying at the Bacolod Pension Plaza, Cuadra Street.
Rapiz said the suspect was arrested when the two complainants, whose names are being withheld, asked police assistance about the modus operandi of the suspect.
He said the victims reported that the suspect asked money from them, promising that he could make it double by using chemicals.
Police recovered from the possession of the suspect several thin cardboards, two bottles of betadine, one bottle of lactacyd, scissors, a non-toxic paste, an improvised paper wrapper with masking tape, several identification cards and driver's license, P400 cash and some documents.
Rapiz said the suspect had already asked about P10,000 cash from the victims.
He said the National Bureau of Investigation-Iloilo has also coordinated with the Bacolod police on Sunday to identify the suspect who might also have operated in Iloilo City.
He added that NBI-Iloilo said a group of African foreigners with the same modus operandi operate in different areas of Bacolod and they will also check the background of the suspect.
Rapiz said they were also in doubt on the nationality of the suspect, considering that he is black but claimed that he is a Canadian national.
Several fake IDs were recovered from his possession.
He said they will file a swindling case today against the suspect, who is presently detained at the lock up cell of Station 1.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 29, 2012.