Firm urged to strengthen security measure-A A +A
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
THE Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) is urging the management of a courier company to strengthen its security measure after one of its branches was robbed again on Sunday morning.
Cocpo Director Graciano Mijares appealed to the management of LBC to help the authorities in their efforts to lessen robbery incidents by strengthening its security measure.
Mijares has urged the management’s cooperation to prevent similar incident to happen again.
“There is no improvement in their security measure considering that this is not the first time that LBC has been robbed. I think this is the third or the fourth time,” he told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.
Around 10:20 a.m. of Sunday, the Carmen branch of LBC was robbed by two suspects, who carted away at least P9,800 cash and cellular phones of the firm's two employees.
The suspects later fled on board a red XRM motorcycle.
Initial investigation showed that one of the suspects entered the establishment while the other one stayed at the motorcycle and served as a lookout.
Once inside, the suspect declared a holdup, as he took the company’s income of the day, including the cellular phones of the two lady employees.
When asked by authorities, the two employees said they have not seen any firearm from the suspect.
Mijares said they are still doing their investigation to identify the suspect.
“We still have to see the footage of their CCTV,” he said.
Aside from LBC-Carmen, other branches of the courier company in Cagayan de Oro that were also victimized by robbers include the one located along Yacapin-Pabayo Sts. and Pabayo-Chavez Sts.
The branch along Pabayo-Chavez Sts. was robbed in October last year when police operatives were busy securing Vice President Jejomar Binay and his party who were in the city for a visit.
In June, two LBC branches in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City were also robbed one day apart.
It was found out that all LBC branches do not have security guards and there were unconfirmed reports that the management intentionally refused to hire guards.
But Mijares said they cannot blame the management for not hiring security guards.
“But we ask them to help us also aron dili na pud unta sila balik-balikan sa mga tulisan,” he said. (Annabelle L. Ricalde/Terry Betonio)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on January 29, 2013.