THE police are looking into the screenshots of crime incidents that allegedly took place in Cebu City recently.
The screenshots were uploaded by a certain Janelle Estrera in the social media and later went viral after being shared by some netizens who were worried that they or their children would be the next victim.
In the screen pictures, people were warned to be on the lookout for someone who might be injecting something into jeepney passengers, while standing outside a mall on Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Cebu City.
“Pagbantay mo diha dapit sa emall kanang atbang penshoppe diha dapit sa one central naay laki nga nag dress ug purple nya nagdala ug injection while nag sakay kos jeep naa ko sa front seat naay laki nga nag dress nag hata2 ug duol nako nya naay dala nga injection. Kuyawan kayko kay basin nyag injectionan ko maygani dali kaayo naka-andar ang jeep naka shagit nalang kog mama. Amping mo guys especially students,” according to the post.
(A man wearing a purple outfit and carrying an injection approached me while I was sitting in the front seat of a passenger jeepney along the Emall area across the Penshoppe in One Central. Be careful guys, especially the students. I was afraid he could inject me, but the jeep started moving away, so I just shouted "mama").
The 11 police stations in Cebu City, however, did not receive any complaint regarding the incident.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Janette Rafter, deputy city director for operation and current information officer of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said that they had already coordinated with the person who posted the screenshots to ascertain whether or not these were real.
She claimed that undercover agents were also stationed in the mall to keep an eye on suspicious-looking men who prey on people in the area.
The police urged the public not to post anything they are unsure of but instead report it to the police station in order not to create panic among the public.
Among the things that the police are looking into was the robbery in Barangay Sambag 2 that was committed by the two people riding in tandem.
However, the incident was not reported to the Abellana Police Station, and later someone posted on social media that the belongings of the three female victims were taken while they were walking in the area.
The CCPO will pursue legal action against the offender if it is discovered that the post was created with the intention of gaining shares and likes.(AYB, TPT)