Burglars hit police coop shop

Subscribe Now June 27, 2012 at 11:05am

POLICE are still trying to identify suspects in the burglary incident at the multi-purpose cooperative quarters inside the Police Regional Office in Camp Catitipan, Monday morning. Chief Superintendent Jaime H. Morente, police regional director, had ordered the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) and Buhangin Police Station to identify and arrest the thieves.

The thieves appeared to have gained entry two ways: one by destroying the iron grill at the basement and climbing up the ceiling through the toilet for women, and second, through the mail ceiling of the administration office.

The suspects took P3,000 cash, one e-machine worth P25,000, one Acer notebook worth P40,000, one HP Presario Compaq notebook worth P39,995, a Canon video camera worth 29,500, and an LCD projector worth P83,000.

Senior Inspector Gretchin Cinco, police regional spokesperson, said the cooperative was undergoing repair and repainting since three weeks ago.

"The investigators tasked to conduct investigation on the incident have not yet confirmed if such case was an inside job, but we are also looking into the possibilities na baka ganun ang nangyari," Cinco said.

She brushed this off as an isolated incident.

"It only shows na itong mga criminals ngayon ay wala talagang pinipili na lugar or tao na bibiktimahin nila, so ini-encourage ko po lahat to take the necessary safety precautions in order to prevent similar incident," Cinco said.

In another burglary report, around P100,000 worth of valuables were taken from a house of a non-governmental organization (NGO) employee at Phase 2 Block 37 Lot 7 Elenita Heights in Catalunan in Davao City on Monday evening.

Police Officer 3 Ronald Baguio, investigator of the Talomo police station, identified the victim as Raquel Mata Laurente, 32, owner of the house, who works for the Mindanao Peace Caucus.

Initial investigation showed Laurente arrived from Manila to find her bedroom in disarray.

The suspects carted her 32-inch Samsung brand flat screen television worth P26,000, one Sony DVD player worth P4,000, Lenovo notebook worth P25,000, P500 US dollars, and P35,000 cash.

No suspects yet are identified.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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