P90,000 lost in village robbery

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

MORE than P90,000 cash and valuables were lost after unidentified men broke into two houses at Doña Vicenta Village in Davao City on Saturday.

The first incident happened at the house of Clarita Fetalver Molz, 72, a retired policewoman, on #5 Friendship Street around 7 a.m.

Initial investigation showed the house caretaker Leunisa Armilla, 47, learned of the incident upon entering the premises to clean up.

Armilla informed her employer’s son, who is residing at a nearby street in the village.

Police said one of suspects possibly entered through the kitchen’s window and opened the main door so that others could enter the house. The suspects entered the master’s bedroom and forcibly opened the vault inside.

The other two bedrooms were also ransacked, with all cabinets left open and things left scattered everywhere.

Police Officer 2 Leo Lazarito, of San Pedro Police Station, said the losses are yet to be determined when the owner of the house returns. The son said he has no idea what is inside the vault.

The second incident happened before 10:30 p.m. at the house of Jose Reyne Rabuya, 43, a businessman, who hails from Leyte and is a transient resident of #52 Telstar Street of Doña Vicenta Village.

Lazarito said the victim left early in the morning to attend a party and for other personal matters. He returned home around 10:30 p.m. and found his house opened.

The suspects took P30,000 cash and assorted jewelry worth P60,000 from the master’s bedroom.

A witness, who refused to be named, said she saw a man on the rooftop. The suspect was described bald, medium built, about 25 to 30 years of age, wearing a sando shirt and short pants.

As of Sunday evening, authorities still have no suspect for the two robbery incidents.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 23, 2013.

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