Police: CCTV helps solve crime-A A +A
Friday, June 29, 2012
THE installation of close circuit television (CCTV) cameras is once again proven as effective device to solve crimes, a top police official said.
Police Senior Inspector Ronilo Macasilhig, Dumaguete City police deputy chief for operation, said the CCTV cameras installed at the cashiers’ section of the Negros Oriental II Electric Cooperative (Noreco 2) helped them recover the P35,000 reportedly stolen by a costumer.
The suspect Loreto Lamban of Bagacay, Dumaguete City was also nabbed. Lamban is now detained at the Dumaguete Police detention cell.
The suspect, in a separate interview, admitted that he is the responsible of getting the bag containing P40,000 that was left inside the cashier’s section of Noreco 2 last Wednesday.
Lamban said he does not have the intention to steal the money, but he admitted that he took P5,000 to buy a cellphone.
Noreco 2 general manager Dionefred Macahig said a businessman, who refused to be identified, went to his office when the latter’s clutch bag containing P40,000 left atop a chair was gone.
Macahig decided to view the CCTV’s footages to know who got the bag.
Macahig said the name and address of the suspect was traced through the paid bill. Lamban was arrested in his house.
He added that this was not the first time that CCTV helped them solve any lost belongings inside the Noreco 2 premises. (Sunnex)