Burglar trapped on the roof, caught by cops in Brgy. Basak San Nicolas-A A +A
Friday, January 25, 2013
A SUSPECTED burglar was arrested by the police after he got trapped at the roof of the house he was trying to victimize in Barangay Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City last Wednesday night.
Police identified the suspect as Arnold Sabello, 23. He allegedly tried to steal the assorted appliances worth P23,500 in the house owned by his aunt, Agnes Sabello. The appliances were an air-condition unit worth P15,000, a gas range worth P7,000 and a computer monitor worth P1,500.
SPO3 Sean Colobia of the Mambaling Police Station, in a phone interview, said the incident happened at 7 p.m. on Cabreros St.
Colobia said that Agnes did not stay in the house because she was residing in another house in another barangay.
The house that Arnold tried to burglarize is located in a compound where the suspect also resides.
Colobia said Agnes noticed that some of the appliances inside her house were missing.
Agnes decided to ask the help of her neighbors in coming up with a plan to catch the burglar, which yielded a positive result last Wednesday night.
Arnold gained entry into the house by destroying the lock of the main door.
While inside the house, Arnold reportedly noticed the presence of the police, and he decided to
hide on the roof. Police, however, found him there.
Arnold, who is detained at the detention cell of the Mambaling Police Station, will be charged with a robbery complaint.
The appliances were recovered by the police.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 25, 2013.