P4M cash, jewelry lost to burglars-A A +A
Saturday, November 3, 2012
POLICE officials said Talisay City was “generally peaceful” despite various crimes that occurred on All Saints’ Day.
At 3 p.m. last Thursday, the house of Moises Torres, 56, in Alpha Executive Homes in Barangay Lawaan 3, was allegedly ransacked by burglars.
Torres lost cash and assorted jewelry worth P4 million. His .45 caliber pistol was also stolen.
SPO1 Edgar Causon, one of the investigators of the case, said the burglars reportedly entered through the veranda and used a screw driver and a wire to enter the room of Torres’s daughter on the third floor.
Police investigating the crime are still trying to identify the burglars.
At 4:45 p.m., Eunice Fuentenegra, of Campo Dos, Talisay City, was arrested by police after admitting that she and five others ransacked houses and an apartment in Barangays San Roque and San Isidro during the observance of All Saints’ Day.
Police are on the lookout for Fuentenegra's other alleged cohorts Carla and Jessa Caballero, Reymart and Dether Salumag, and one Rhea. They are residents of Sitio Mananga in Barangay Tabunok.
Earlier at 4 p.m., police got a tip from a witness about Fuentenegra and traced the suspect at the Talisay City District Hospital.
She was confined for a gunshot wound in her right foot.
During interrogation, Fuentenegra reportedly told SPO1s Benjamin Sebellita and Benedicto Lasque that she was walking in Barangay San Isidro at 11 a.m. last Thursday when she accidentally got hit by a stray bullet.
Her group was reportedly scavenging for trash when the incident happened.
She later admitted that she was among those who ransacked the Largo apartments in Barangay San Isidro and other houses in a subdivision in Barangay San Roque, also on the same day.
Of the items stolen, only a laptop was turned over to the police. Fuentenegra will be charged with the robbery.
Despite the crimes, Talisay City Deputy Police Chief Insp. Hugo Rio Ipong said the observance of All Saints’ Day was generally peaceful.
Ipong told reporters yesterday they confiscated liquor and sharp implements from cemetery visitors.
Later at 9 p.m., a two-story house in Sitio Mahayahay-Litmon, Barangay Poblacion was damaged by fire.
Melicio Allego, 33, said he was buying some drinks at a nearby store when he saw the upper floor of his two-storey house burning.
Allego's wife told investigators that before the incident, they offered food and drinks at their altar to commemorate their dead relatives.
She speculated that one of the candles in the altar fell, causing the fire.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 03, 2012.