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POLICE BEAT

Burglars steal
jewelry from car

Burglars took P269,000 worth of jewelry items from a parked vehicle at Narra Street in Bacolod City, Saturday, the police said yesterday.

Anacorita Lesondato, 59, of Charito Heights Subdivision in Brgy. Granada, Bacolod told the police she parked her Toyota Hilux vehicle in front of the Freedom Enterprise Saturday and went to a nearby establishment.

When she returned, Lesondato said she noticed that one of the doors of the vehicle had been forced opened and that her bag where the jewelry had been kept was gone.

Among the pieces of jewelry stolen were a bracelet valued at P45,000, a gold necklace valued at P70,000, five gold bracelet valued at P50,000, and a pendant valued at P15,000, police records showed.

Also stolen were three pairs of earrings and three rings valued at P34,000, a cellular phone valued at P30,000 and several important documents, police records also showed.

With the new car burglary incident in Bacolod, City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo dela Paz yesterday warned the public to be cautious and not leave valuables unattended in their vehicles.*APN

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Police draw up plans vs.
highway robberies

Alarmed by the unsolved series of highway robberies in Cauayan, Negros Occidental, the police and concerned local government unit yesterday drew up strategies on how to prevent such crimes, and convince the victims to press charges against the suspects.

SPO4 Alvin Cuenca, Cauayan police officer-in-charge, said yesterday that about 14 incidents of highway robberies have taken place along the national highway of barangays Inayawan and Bulata, since 1997, with 13 unsolved until now.

Investigations by the Cauayan police showed that highway robbers frequently staged hold-ups in these uphill areas of the town, because they are not populated, and are about 36 kilometers away from the police station.

While they have established identities and even have pictures of suspects, Cuenca said the victims are not cooperating with them by pursuing charges against the perpetrators.

Cuenca said they agreed during a meeting with Mayor John Rey Tabujara and the 6th maneuver platoon of the Negros Occidental PNP Public Safety Company that they will conduct permanent visibility patrols in those areas.

He said he is also encouraging drivers and salesmen of lending companies to coordinate with them, in case they are passing those areas.

Since the victims are not interested in filing charges against the suspects, Cuenca said highway robbery has become a “source of livelihood” for the perpetrators.

Police investigations also showed that incidents of highway robbery usually took place Thursdays to Saturdays, between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.*GPB

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Teenager nabbed
for hold-up raps

A teenager was apprehended by Station 3 policemen in Brgy. Bata, Bacolod City, after he allegedly held up an Indian national in the barangay earlier.

Arrested was Jerome Jurisprudencia, 18, of Purok Mahimayaon, Brgy. Bata, Station 3 chief, Insp. Jose Mulleta, said yesterday.

Mulleta said Jurisprudencia was arrested on the complaints of Kayla Singh of DYCP Road in Brgy. Bata, who claimed that the suspect held him up at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday while he was in Purok Masinayahon.

Singh told the police that Jurisprudencia intimidated him and forcibly took his P1,500 in cash and fled. Singh immediately sought police help and this led to the arrest of Jurisprudencia at his residence minutes later.

However, the police recovered only P38 in cash from Jurisprudencia because the rest of the money had already been spent.

Jurisprudencia is now detained at Poliuce Station 3 and robbery charges are readied against him.*APN

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