TWO men surrendered after stealing valuables amounting to P100,000 from the house of a retired Philippine Air Force official who was on vacation with his family.
Police are preparing theft charges against Joel Godinez, 20, and Regeil Tumulak, 22, who submitted themselves to police accompanied by their parents last Saturday.
Retired Lt. Col. Demetrio Ferrer sought the help of the police after discovering the loss when he returned to their house in the Airport Villa in Barangay Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City last May 17 after a month-long vacation in Manila.
The lock of their gate was detached, as was the lock of a window in one of the bedrooms. The things inside the house were in disarray when the victims arrived.
The burglars stole a bicycle, two laptops and some jewelry items, including Ferrer’s bull ring from the Philippine Military Academy.
Godinez, who was jobless, and Tumulak, who worked as a security guard, told police they broke into the house with another cohort, a 12-year-old boy who is at large. The suspects are residents of Sitio Seaweeds, Barangay Pusok.
They were detained at the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office Holding Cell.
The victims recovered some of the jewelry and the two laptops after the suspects helped authorities trace the persons to whom they sold the items to.
As for the bull ring, Godinez and Tumulak claimed they tossed it into the sea, thinking they could not sell it because of it was marked with the name of the military academy.