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A retired school teacher and her husband were robbed at gunpoint in front of their residence by two unidentified armed suspects in Barangay Poblacion, Bago City, Negros Occidental, Saturday.
Police investigations show that the two suspects, who were wearing bonnets and camouflage jackets, robbed Josefina Latido, 64, and her husband, Eddie, 67, of P35,000 in cash.
Supt. Simeon Gane, Bago police chief, in his report to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, said one of the suspects also fired a warning shot when Eddie initially resisted.
He added that the suspects fled on board a red motorcycle.
Bago policemen said the victims may have been placed under surveillance by the suspects before the incident.
Two live ammunition for a .38 caliber revolver were recovered by the police at the crime scene.*GPB
‘Robber’ arrested in Bacolod
A suspected robber was apprehended by Station 1 policemen at about 5 p.m. Sunday, after he ransacked a residence in Brgy. 16, Bacolod City, and took P47,500 in cash and valuables.
Station 1 commander, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales, identified the suspect as Mark Christian Lucenio, “alias Badyaw”, of Purok Malipayon, Brgy. 35, Bacolod, who was nabbed by Police Officer 2 Johnny dela Peña and Police Officer 3 Rene Labating, on the complaint of Marineth Martir, 43, of Purok Adarna, Brgy. 16.
Martir told the police that the suspect took from her house a laptop computer valued at P36,000; a cellular phone worth P9,000; a bag that contained her wallet with P2,500 in cash; passbook and other documents.
The police recovered the victim’s laptop computer, cellular phone, bag and wallet with cash from Lucenio during his arrest, Rosales said.
Investigation showed that Lucenio entered Martir’s house by destroying the window grills in the kitchen.
Rosales is calling on other robbery victims to visit Police Station 1 where Lucenio is detained, to see if he was the one who also victimized them.*APN
RIU lauded for nab
of ‘rape’ suspect
The Police Regional Office 6 awarded efficiency medals to members of the Regional Intelligence Unit-6 at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City over the weekend, for the arrest of the 10th most wanted man in Western Visayas in Negros Occidental, last week.
PRO-6 director, Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol, gave the awards to Insp. Julio Turcolas, chief of RIU-6, and his men.
RIU-6 nabbed Demcy Villasana, 32, of Brgy. 4, Himamaylan City, at his residence at about 11:30 a.m. on May 16, by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 56 Judge Nilo Sarsaba, who denied him bail.
Investigation showed that the warrant against Villasana, who arrived two weeks ago from Bohol province, stemmed from the rape charges filed against him by his former house helper in 2006.
The Department of Interior and Local Government had put up a P90,000 bounty for the arrest of Villasana.*APN