Burglars take P1.5M in cash, jewelry

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Monday, January 27, 2014


BURGLARS broke into a condominium unit in Nivel Hills, Barangay Busay, Cebu City and carted away nearly P1.5 million worth of cash and assorted jewelry.

The burglars allegedly took the P200,000 cash, US$1,000, a Rolex watch worth P400,000 and assorted jewelry, such as necklaces, earrings and rings estimated to be about P800,000 of Dr. Lizbeth Regner, 62.

According to the investigation conducted by the team from the Theft and Robbery Section led by SPO4 Ernesto Panaligan, Regner found out that her cash and valuables were missing at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. She was out of the house when the burglary happened.

The burglars managed to enter the condominium by detaching and changing the knob of the service door located beside Regner’s unit.

Once inside, the burglars took Regner’s cash and valuables, as well as documents, credit cards, a laptop and a digital camera.

Panaligan said his team will have to check the condominium unit’s security camera.

He said the security guard did not notice any suspicious people that entered the building. The condominium’s log book was also checked by the police to find out who might have entered the building on the time that the cash and valuables were stolen.

In a separate incident, a house was also burglarized in Kahayahay Subdivision, San Jose, Cebu City.

Ermalyn Menchavez Jamelo, 45, discovered that her assorted jewelry was missing on Saturday evening.

The suspected burglar was identified as Glen Baraga, Jamelo’s painter on her newly-renovated house.

Baraga reportedly took a pair of gold earrings worth P189,000, a gold diamond ring worth P110,000, and a gold necklace with diamonds worth P89,000.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 27, 2014.

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