P54,000 more lost in robbery incidents-A A +A
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
SOME P54,000 worth of valuable items were lost in separate robbery incidents in Davao City Sunday afternoon.
Two incidents happened at 3 p.m. in Matina while at almost the same time another robbery incident took place in Toril.
The incidents in Matina both happened in front of the Apo Tech Driving on McArthur Highway, while the Toril robbery incident happened at Petron Gasoline Station on Manggahan Street in Crossing Bayabas.
The two victims, identified as Eugenio Gildore, 35, of Tagum City, and Reynaldo Blones Torrejos, 55, a Davao City-based businessman, reported the incidents to Talomo police after unidentified men broke into their vehicles parked on McArthur Highway.
Records from the police station showed that Gildore parked his red L-300 in the area to attend to personal matters, but when he returned, the front door of his car was already opened.
Gildore learned that the car stereo worth P2,000 and several assorted car tools worth P5,000 were already missing.
Torrejos also reported that his Kia Avila car was already opened and the car stereo worth P2,000 was already missing.
Toril police, on the other hand, reported that victims Erwin Kenneth Ong, 34, owner of the gasoline station, and Rodel Gerolaga Lastimosa, 18, gasoline station attendant, were inside the cashier's booth when an unidentified man armed with a long firearm appeared and forcibly took the sling bag of Ong.
Police said the suspect was only described as wearing full face helmet and black jacket. He fled with another man, who was also wearing a helmet and jacket, onboard a black Honda Wave motorcycle without a plate number heading towards Baliok.
Toril police chief Angel Sumagaysay said they have already launched pursuit operation against the perpetrators.
The Talomo and Toril police are now coordinating follow up investigation on the matter.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 15, 2013.