Robbery incidents continue in Bacolod

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Monday, January 20, 2014


ROBBERY incidents continue in various parts of Bacolod City, the latest victims of which are a call center agent by “bukas kotse” men last Friday, and a residence in Mountain View Subdivision, Barangay Mandalagan ransacked by “akyat bahay” Sunday morning.

Adoline Dilag, 28, of Carmela Valley, Talisay City, told the police that at 1 p.m., she discovered that the door of the driver’s seat of her Mitsubishi Adventure with plate number XDK 859 was already open.

Dilag said that when she went to her car parked in front of Panasiatic Solutions building, she discovered that her three cellular phones all worth P11, 000 were missing.

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She added that the window rubber of the passenger seat was also forcibly lifted.

Chief Inspector Adonis Rosales, commander of Police Station 4, said they are conducting further investigation to identity and apprehend the suspects.

Another victim, Gwen Gustilo, 32, of Kanla-on Road, Mountain View Subdivision lost P273,990 worth of jewelry and electronic gadgets when unidentified men entered their house yesterday morning.

Inspector Larry Teovisio, deputy commander of Police Station 3, said at 8:30 a.m., they received a complaint from Gustilo that their house was ransacked.

He added that the complainant said that she and their other family members discovered the robbery when they woke up at 6 a.m.

Gustilo told police the suspects took an Iphone 4 worth P20,000, a Sony Experia Z cellular phone worth P32, 990, an Ipad 3 tablet worth P34,000, the P7,000 cash inside her bag, LeapPad worth P11, 000, jewelry box containing two gold rings worth P20,000, a set of earrings and rings worth P70,000, Rosita earrings worth P10, 000, wedding ring worth P15,000, heart diamond earrings worth P30,000, and Dumont white gold necklace with pendant worth P24, 000.

Investigation showed that while the complainant and her siblings were sleeping inside their rooms, the robbers entered their house by removing the jalousies of the window at the back portion of their house and exited by the main door.

The stolen items were kept in the living room, police said.

Teovisio said the suspects could have ransacked the house around 3 a.m. and fled towards the back part of the subdivision.

He added that the complainant didn’t expect that robbers could enter their village because the subdivision has a security guard and a barangay tanod who are conducting roving patrol; however, Teovisio said the exit at the back of the subdivision might have been overlooked by the watchmen.

He added that they have now a lead on the identity of the suspects.

In the recent weeks, reports of robberies in commercial establishments and houses in various areas in the city have also been reported, police records show.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on January 20, 2014.

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