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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, July 21, 2014
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Man breaks into house,
surrenders after 4 hours
BY SHIELA GELERA

A sugar “bagger”, who broke into a house at San Mateo Village in Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City, surrendered to the police after more than four hours of negotiation, at about 5:20 p.m. yesterday.

Roque Gonzaga, 45, of Brgy. Mandalagan in Bacolod, allegedly entered the compound and the house of the Escobar family through the unlocked gate, at about 1 p.m. yesterday, Insp. Larry Teovisio, Station 3 deputy chief, said yesterday.

Two members of the Escobar family, were shocked when they saw Gonzaga entered the house, accosted him, and asked him to leave, Teovisio said.

He said the Escobars asked for police assistance while Gonzaga took a knife from the garage and locked himself in the stock room.

Gonzaga threatened to kill himself with the knife, when the police arrived and requested him to come out, Teovisio said.

Senior Supt. Pedrito Escarilla, Bacolod City Police Office officer-in-charge, who also went to the area, negotiated with Gonzaga, and minutes later, he surrendered, Teovisio said.

Gonzaga, who is now detained at the lock-up cell of the Police Station 3, refused to divulge the reason why he entered the house of the Escobars.

However, the police are now eyeing theft as one of the motives in the incident, Teovisio said.

Charges for trespass to dwelling is now being readied against Gonzaga, Teovisio added.*SGG

 

 

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