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Monday, November 4, 2013
MORE than P1.048 million worth of valuables, jewelry and cash were lost in five robbery incidents in Davao City on November 3.
The first incident happened at the rented house of a Korean national, Youngrae Lee, 40, a tourist, temporarily residing at Marfori Subdivision on Topaz Street. She learned the incident around 5 a.m.
Record from the San Pedro Police Station showed that the victim left this country with her family to South Korea on Thursday to attend personal matters. But when the family returned to the subdivision, the door of the master’s bedroom was already opened.
According to the victim, her belongings were already scattered and the safety vault was forcibly opened. Lost were P450,000 cash, $300 dollars, assorted jewelries and watches worth P250,000, and an LV leather shoulder bag worth P50,000.
The police believe that the suspects gained entry by detaching the windows grills of the house.
The second incident happened at Mary Grace Apartment in Garcia Heights around 10:30 a.m. in the rented room of Dr. Krystele Marie Francisco Niñora, 26, from General Santos City.
Initial investigation conducted by the same police station showed that the victim learned the incident when she returned home.
The robbers took two gold rings worth P20,000, one pearl necklace worth P10,000, two pairs of white-gold earrings worth P35,000, one branded wrist watch worth P5,000, one Skagen watch worth P10,000, a Lumix camera worth P17,000 and iPod worth P14,000.
The suspects gained entry by climbing the wall of the apartment and entered in an open comfort window of the rented room of the victim.
The third incident happened at the house of one Cynthia Esqueta Nesperos, 47 at Block 2 Lot 21 Deca Homes in Barangay Cabantian in Buhangin around 5 p.m.
Record from the Buhangin Police Station showed that the victim left her house October 31 to attend personal matters. But when she returned home, she noticed the padlock of their gate was lost and things inside the house were already scattered.
Lost were one unit 32-inches Sharp television worth 19,000, a washing machine worth P4,000, one Black Berry cellular phone worth P6,000, one My Phone cellular phone worth P1,500, bag with school supplies and class fund worth P4,500, and air-conditioner worth 50,000.
The suspects gained entry by destroying the screen of a window and detaching the four jalousies.
The fourth incident happened at a house along North Street at the DBP Village in Maa, around 6 p.m. wherein the owner was identified as Lina Mae Hingpit Arciosa, 35.
Initial investigation conducted by the Talomo Police Station showed that the housemaid Eddie Jonson Melendrez allegedly saw an unidentified man ran down stairs of the house coming from the bedroom and exited through the kitchen door.
Lost from the house were a two-toned gold and silver Heur wristwatch worth P45,000, another silver wristwatch worth P25,000, one pink Tag Heur worth $600 dollars, black ceramic Swiss wristwatch with diamonds worth $300 dollars, and assorted jewelries.
Police said the suspect gained entry in front then, went straight at the back kitchen of the house.
The last incident happened at Unit 2 of Vias Court on Legaspi Street around 9:29 p.m. wherein the victim was identified as Girlie Bagsarsa De Camura, 40, a resto manager.
Initial investigation conducted by the San Pedro Police Station showed that the victim noticed the glass window of his unit was broken. When she checks inside, her e-machine Acer laptop computer worth P37,000, and Ahermes bag worth P30,000 were missing.
Recovered from the room was a wood stick with a hook at the edge believed to be used by the suspects on the crime.
The police are already conducting investigations on the five series of robbery incidents in the city.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on November 05, 2013.