Another LBC branch
robbed in Bacolod City
Two men held up at gunpoint a customer service employee of LBC Express at Burgos-Hilado streets, Brgy. 17 in Bacolod City, and took about P25,000 in cash at about 9:50 a.m., yesterday.
Station 4 commander, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales, said they already have the identities of the suspects in the daytime heist, but refused to disclose the names pending their arrest.
Jeffe John Belarmino, 36, of Cauayan town in Negros Occidental, and of LBC, told the police that one of the two suspects approached him at the counter, pointed a revolver at him, and whispered to him not to make noise and just give him the money.
When Belarmino gave him the money, he and his companion, who were both wearing surgical masks, left the establishment.
A customer at the time, who identified herself only as Christine, said she was checking the tracking number of the remitted money on her cellular phone when the two men approached, and one of them went to the counter and the other stayed beside the door.
After few minutes, she heard a sound and asked the man at the door what the noise was, she said.
The man did not respond but followed the other man at the counter, and she knew it was a hold-up.
Rosales said the suspects, who had been charged for robbery in 2012, are notorious, but not organized.
The police are only waiting for the testimonies of the witnesses so they can file charges against the suspects, who were still at large as of last night, Rosales said.
The LBC Express, owned by June Carlos Araneta, has no security guards, no barriers, and no grills so it could be easily entered by lawless elements, Rosales said.*SGG
Police arrest peddler
in ‘shabu' buy bust
Policemen seized about P30,000 worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation Thursday in Purok Lubi, Brgy. 3 in Bacolod City.
Daniel Idca, alias “Daniel Lamis”, 27, of Purok Sawmill in Brgy. Bata, Bacolod was arrested after he handed to a poseur-buyer, an elongated heat-sealed plastic sachet of suspected shabu, in exchange for P300, CAIDSOTG chief, Senior Insp. Neil Exaltado said.
A team from the CAIDSOTG, Police Station 2 and Special Weapons and Tactics Unit, who swooped down on the purok at about 5:20 p.m., recovered a big heat-sealed plastic sachet of suspected shabu, five elongated heat-sealed plastic sachets and two small heat-sealed plastic sachets of suspected shabu, Exaltado said.
He said illegal drugs paraphernalia, a cellular phone and P780 in cash believed to be proceeds in the illegal sale of the alleged shabu were also seized.
The inventory of the recovered items was witnessed by Brgy. 3 kagawads Anthony Tiberio and Marissa Britania, and Rey Alejandrino of DYAF radio, police records show.
Idca refused to be interviewed despite several attempts of the DAILY STAR to get his side.
Exaltado said charges for violations of Sections 5, 11 and 12 of the Republic Act 9165 were filed against Idca before the Bacolod City Prosecutor's Office yesterday.*SGG