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P326,000 in cash, jewelry
stolen from store, vehicle

Burglars ransacked the RJY Cycle Parts at Gonzaga Street, Brgy. 26 in Bacolod City, and stole P246,000 in cash and a men’s watch Monday.

Station 4 commander, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales, however, refused to name the suspects yesterday in order not to hamper their investigation.

Owner Prospero Yap, 50, said in his blotter report that he discovered the incident at about 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Investigation by Senior Police Officer 2 Romel Parcon, Station 4 chief investigator, showed that the suspects detached six jalousie slats, bent the iron window grills and forced open the door and vault at the second floor of the establishment.

About P200,000 in cash and a Rado men’s watch worth P45,000 were stolen from the vault, and about P1,000 in cash from a cabinet on a ground floor, police records show.

Yap told the police that he took down the closed-circuit television camera at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Meanwhile, an orange Toyota Vios, that was parked in front of Mother’s Car Wash at Ipil-ipil Street in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod, was robbed of about P80,000 worth of gadgets and jewelry at about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

The police said the left window at the passenger’s sideof the vehicle, owned by Michael Vincent Chan, 23, of Brgy. Alijis in Bacolod, was destroyed, and his iPod, worth P30,000, and a pair of diamond earrings owned by his wife, valued at P50,000, were stolen.

The case is still under investigation, the police said.*SGG

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TMU seizes
54 trisikad units

Fifty-four trisikads from Libertad and Lacson-Gatuslao streets have been seized by the Bacolod City Traffic Management Unit, from Saturday until yesterday.

TMU south sector head, Senior Insp. Benedicto Villarias, said that, despite several warnings, erring drivers still continue plying in prohibited areas.

The reactivated Task Force Tricycle and Trisikad nabbed drivers plying out-of-route, have no licenses or permits to operate, and loading and unloading passengers at main roads.

The impounded units will be released only after the owners or drivers have paid P100 fines for each violation, he said.

Villarias is urging drivers or owners, whose trisikads were seized, to comply with the requirements such as driver’s license, registration, and light reflectors.

He said they are waiting for the temporary operating permit from the Land Transportation Office and citation tickets from the Bacolod City government, before starting to confiscate tricycles, too.

TRUCK BAN

Villarias also said more traffic enforcers will be assigned at the Circumferential Road, especially at Homesite in Brgy. Villamonte, and Bangga Cory in Brgy. Taculing, during the hours when trucks are banned.

Heavily-loaded vehicles are not allowed to pass the Circumferential Road between 6 to 8 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., which are the peak hours, when huge influx of students and working individuals are expected.

He also said about 20 drivers have been fined P1,000 for plying in city streets during the truck ban hours.*SGG

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Man nabbed
with grenade, knife

A 19-year-old man is now detained at the Police Station 8 for having a hand grenade and a knife, in Purok 5, Magsungay, Brgy. Singcang-Airport in Bacolod City, at about 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Senior Insp. Ser Ulrick Christian Gelera, officer-in-charge of Station 8, yesterday identified the suspect as Niel Talaman, 19, of Brgy. Singcang-Airport in Bacolod.

Talaban and a certain Ramy went to the house of a couple, Joey and Carmela Arca, in Purok 6 in the barangay and allegedly threatened them with a hand grenade, Gelera said.

Joey had earlier confronted Ramy, a friend of Talaban, for allegedly entering their house and taking his P200 in cash, Gelera said.

The police who responded saw Talaban walking in Purok 5, and when he was frisked, a hand grenade and an 8-inch long folded knife were confiscated from him.

Talaban said the grenade had been sold to him for P150, by his friend, whose name he did not disclose, the police said.

Charges for threat, illegal possession of explosive and bladed weapon are being readied for filing against Talaban before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office.

Meanwhile, Police Officer 2 Richard Villan, Traffic Management case investigator, said yesterday that a settlement had been reached between the family of bicyclist Neil Earlson Priolo, 26, of Brgy. Mansilingan, who died Sunday, and the driver of the ambulance that hit him in Brgy. Mansilingan in Bacolod.

Villan said the insurance company of the Foton Van ambulance of Murcia town, Negros Occidental, that was driven by Nonilon Justiniani, will shoulder the burial expenses of Priolo.*SGG

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