Boy, 16, robs woman of P100K, gets nabbed

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy armed with a knife robbed a woman, taking P100,000 cash from her on Colon St., Cebu City yesterday.

The woman buys and sells purchase orders (PO).

Two policemen on beat patrol along Osmeña Blvd. near the Sto. Niño Church arrested James (not his real name).

The two policemen are PO12 Lolito Amogis and Policarpio Barliso Jr.

Felicitas Veloria Roble, 57, a resident of Barangay Basak-Pardo, Cebu City identified James as the one who robbed her.

Initial investigation conducted by the Waterfront Police Station showed that Roble was standing that time in front of a food chain and carrying a shoulder bag containing her money.

James then grabbed the bag. Roble fought back.       

As the bundle of money fell from the bag, James pulled out a knife and poked it at Roble saying, “Ambi na ang kwarta, kung dili ka, dunggabon tika (Give me the money or I will stab you).”

James picked up the bundle and fled.


At that time, the two policemen noticed the commotion and arrested the suspect. The money was recovered intact.

Waterfront investigator SPO3 Romeo Abellana said that since the suspect is a minor, they will turn him over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

The amount came in 18 pieces P500 peso bill and 60 pieces P1,000 bills. The folding knife was also recovered.

James denied the accusation, saying he was the one being robbed by four unidentified men.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 29, 2013.

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