A FARMER was caught red handed after an attentive resident thwarted a possible burglary in Barangay Betag, La Trinidad, Benguet on June 23.
The police identified the suspect as Filber Faustino Mendoza, a.k.a. Rex Faustino Dumaliw, 22, farmer, and a resident of Buguias, Benguet.
Complainant identified as “Julie Ann”, 29 years old, self-employed and a resident of Betag revealed she was awakened by the banging sound coming from the second floor of their three-story building which contained a flat screen TV, videoke, refrigerator, liquors and cash amounting to nearly P300,000.
The complainant then viewed the closed-circuit television (CCTV) monitor installed at the said floor to which she saw a male person wearing a blue jacket, white bull cap and a black face mask forcibly opening the roll up door.
Julie Ann then called a friend to report the incident to the police.
Personnel of La Trinidad police immediately responded and arrested the suspect who was trying to escape using a motorcycle.