Councilor’s brother loses P1.4M in jewelry, cash to robbers

ABOUT P1.4 million worth of jewelries, gadgets, cash, and assorted bags were carted away by unidentified robbers who ransacked the house of the brother of Councilor Bartolome Orola in Gardenville Subdivision, Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City Wednesday afternoon.

Police Major Charles Gever, chief of Police Station 8, said Thursday, February 20, that more than three unidentified suspects, who were on board a white van vehicle, ransacked the house of Dr. Carlitos Orola, 62, around 4 p.m.

Investigation showed the suspects allegedly rang the doorbell and when Daisy Mae Ansiong, 24, a helper, tried to check the gate, one of the suspects pointed a gun at her and ordered her to open the gate.

Gever said the two suspects brought Ansiong inside the house and tied both of her hands using a cellular phone charger and covered her mouth with a cloth.

He said only Ansiong and her co-worker were inside the house, but her companion was inside her room and did not hear anything when the incident happened.

The suspects entered the victim’s room and took assorted items worth P1.4 million and fled.

Gever said one of the suspects was wearing bonnet.

He said in previous months, they also held a meeting with the subdivision homeowners and discussed the security measures inside the subdivision.

“I recommended to them (homeowners) to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera and to alert their security guard,” he added.

Gever disclosed that they already have a person of interest who was also involved in some crime incidents in the city.


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