Maternity clinic robbed; nurse on duty ‘raped’-A A +A
Thursday, April 5, 2012
A MAN armed with a kitchen knife robbed a maternity clinic and allegedly raped the nurse on duty Wednesday dawn along Corrales Extension in Cagayan de Oro.
Police Officer 1 Annievic Villame of Police Station 3 in Agora, Lapasan said based on their initial investigation, the still unidentified suspect entered Van Dave Maternity Clinic owned by Dr. Edna Palabrica located along Corrales Extension corner Gaabucayan St. in Barangay 22 at around 2:40 a.m. Wednesday.
Villame said based on the account of the 23-year-old nurse, she was allegedly raped by the suspect and later fled towards the direction of Barangay Puntod.
She said the suspect carted away the nurse’s iPhone, wallet with P1,400 cash and important documents such as Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) license, among others.
However, it was not known where and how the suspect was able to enter the maternity clinic without the nurse noticing him.
Villame said the nurse will undergo medical examination to determine if she was really raped by the suspect.
Police operatives at the Agora Police Station are still conducting further investigation and pursuit operation against the suspect.
It was learned that the maternity clinic was located a few meters away from a police outpost.
However, it was reported that no police personnel was present at the outpost when the incident happened.
Based on the logbook found at the outpost, police had their last duty on January 9, 2012.
Villame admitted that the police outpost is still under the jurisdiction of the Agora Police Station.
However, she said the station lacks police personnel thus they cannot assign any police to man the outpost.
But she said only her station commander can answer any queries related to the “police outpost.”
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on April 05, 2012.