Robbers belittle crackdown order-A A +A
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
MORE houses have been ransacked, this time around P672,000 in cash and valuables were taken in three burglary incidents last Monday, on the same day that Davao City Police Office (DCPO) director Ronald dela Rosa ordered his precinct chiefs to stop the house robbery incidents.
The first incident happened in Barangay San Isidro of Bunawan District at around 1 p.m. at the house of one Rommel Piatos Santos.
The Bunawan police said the suspects took one Winchester shotgun 12-gauge with serial number 181032 worth P300,000 and one 21-inch flat screen television worth P20,000.
The second incident happened in the house of one Kevin Plana Tan, 29, of Block 26 Lot 2 Deca Homes in Cabantian in Buhangin at around 4:30 p.m.
The Buhangin police reported that the suspects took a 40-inch television worth P29,000, an aircon worth P10,000, six cans of infant milk worth P5,000, assorted shirts worth P35,000, grocery items worth P20,000, and P7,000 cash.
Police believed the suspects gained entry by climbing the main gate of the house, then headed to the kitchen door by destroying the two screen doors.
"There were reports that the house was left for two days. But according to the neighbors, a multi-cab was seen parked beside the house on October 6 at around 7 p.m." Sarenas said.
The third incident happened at Ram's Lending Corporation at Km. 7 Peace Avenue on Santan Street in Bangkal at around 7 p.m. wherein the victims were employees.
Based on the initial investigation conducted by the Talomo police, two unidentified men broke into the office and declared a hold-up while the lending collectors of Ram were remitting the collections.
According to the witnesses, one of the two suspects pointed a gun and instructed the collectors to get inside a room of the office. Meanwhile, Cathy Salas Bitoon, 20, a cashier, and her husband Jimmy, 22, a collector, were left behind the cashier's table.
The suspects carted the collection money worth P246,000. The suspects fled on board a black and white XRM motorcycle heading towards McArthur Highway, Matina.
"One of the suspects was described to be wearing a white t-shirt and green nylon pants, about 5'7 tall with medium built, armed with caliber .38 pistol; while the other was wearing the same color of shirt but gray nylon pants, about 5'4 tall with chubby build," police said.
The police are now checking their rogue gallery and conducting investigation to identify and determine the whereabouts of the suspects.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 09, 2013.