A STORE lost P100,000 to three men in a robbery incident in Barangay Carbon, Bogo City last Sunday afternoon.
The incident is the third major robbery in the city in 35 days and it also happened eight days after more than eight men fled with P10 million worth of jewelry from a shop inside Super Metro in Carcar City.
The possibility that someone from the store may have helped the perpetrators will also be looked into by the investigators.
Senior Supt. Clifford Gairanod, the Cebu Provincial Police Office, told reporters they already identified the perpetrators after they were captured by a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera.
He ordered his personnel to pursue the robbers who may be in hiding in the northern towns.
As to the progress of the police’s efforts on tracking down the culprits in the Carcar City heist, Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Chief Supt. Patrocinio Comendador Jr. said they already have an identity of one of the robbers.
The police official said they believe the culprit is not a resident in the city.
Last March 19, four men robbed Gaisano Superstore in Barangay Carbon and fled with P114,600 in bills and coins from a cash register.
Ten days later, three armed men stole P118,820 worth of assorted cell phones and P16,614 in cash from Junrex Cell Shop in Barangay San Vicente.
Gairanod said he will not relieve Supt. Richard Oliver, the Bogo City chief, because the latter is doing his job.
Several checkpoints will be implemented in the city to help prevent the criminals from carrying out their plans.
During last Sunday’s incident, around 1 p.m., the three robbers pretended they were customers of Inday Store owned by Presentacion Dy Mendoza, 82.
The culprits pulled out their guns and aimed at the workers, including Gina Lampitao. They demanded the store’s earnings and fled with it.
Lampitao told the police one of the robbers who wore a white shirt and sunglasses aimed a gun at her. She was forced to give the money out of fear she would be shot.
The other culprits wore white and brown shirts. They also wore baseball caps.
In March last year, three men robbed a lending firm in Barangay Sambag, Bogo City taking P40,000 cash and six cellular phones worth P19,000.
Two men also robbed LBC Bogo City of P70,000 cash and some gadgets of the employees in March of 2014.