Burglars opened the car of a policeman parked at the Bacolod City downtown area at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday and took a laptop computer valued at P40,000.
Senior Police Officer 2 Arnel Villlanueva, 50, of Sta. Fe, Brgy. Granada, Bacolod, said that he parked his Mitsubishi Mirage at Gatuslao Street in front of Las Rocas Hotel and when he returned, he found its window broken.
Villanueva said that aside from the laptop computer, the car burglars also took assorted T-shirts, pants and chocolates.
On Saturday, Vicente Genova, 43, of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, also reported that his Pajero that had been parked by his driver Francis Gargaritano, 43, of Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, at Burgos-San Juan streets, was burglarized at about 3:10 a.m. Saturday.
Genova said the thieves took his .40 caliber Walter pistol containing eight bullets valued at P75,000 and a .40 caliber Taurus pistol owned by his friend that had eight bullets, valued at P40,000.
City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz said that their intelligence reports show that there are two groups of car burglars operating in Bacolod.
De la Paz said Ian Agravante, 30, of Brgy. Concepcion, Talisay City, who was arrested by Station 1 policemen for alleged illegal possession of firearms in Purok Cagaycay, Brgy. 2, is also a suspected car burglar.
Station 1 policemen seized 27 bullets of a .40 caliber pistol, a magazine of .40 caliber pistol, 12 gauge shot gun ammunition, a sulpak and four bullets of a .357 caliber revolver from Agravante.*APN