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Indian national held up, stabbed

An Indian national was stabbed in his right arm by one of two men who held him up at knifepoint at about 2 p.m. Wednesday in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City.

Station 6 commander, Chief Insp. Noel Polines, identified the victim as Gurjant Singh, 24, of Zircon Street, City Heights Subdivision, Bacolod, who was rushed to the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center but was later released as his injury was not serious.

Singh said he was on his Honda XRM motorcycle in Purok Kabukiran, Taculing, collecting money from his debtors, when he was flagged down by the suspects, identified as Francis Villasis, 30, of Brgy. Singcang-Airport, and Josias Alarcon, “alias Jojo”, of Purok Cabugwason, Brgy. Mansilingan.

Singh said the two took his P10,000 in cash and cellular phone, and one of them stabbed him, before they fled. He added that he, Joerey Caritativo and another Indian national Nirmal Jit Singh, who were near the area when the incident happened, chased the suspects.

Senior Insp. Frankie Tijam of the 603rd Maritime Command said he heard a commotion while he was having his car fixed in a shop in front of the Bureau of Internal Revenue building.

He said he saw the three chasing Villasis, who rode a jeep. Tijam flagged down the vehicle, asked Villasis to alight and told the other passengers to call for help. Tijam said he recovered the cellular phone of the victim from Villasis.

Charges for robbery and attempted homicide will be filed against Villasis, who is now detained at Police Station 6, and Alarcon, who evaded arrest.

Meanwhile, Station 8 policemen arrested Erwin Malayang for robbery with homicide charges, at his residence in Purok Kaingin, Brgy. Singcang-Airport, at about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Station 8 chief, Senior Insp. Jerick Filosofo, said Malayang was apprehended on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Eliseo Geolingo, who denied him bail.

Malayang is the suspect in the robbery and killing of a man near the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in 2010, the police said.*APN

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Woman swindled online

A woman sought police help at about 10:08 p.m. Tuesday when items she purchased online Monday were not delivered.

Kristie Marie Bayoneta, 23, of Gardenville Subdivision, Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City, reported to the police said she bought a cellular phone and a digital camera through Facebook from a woman, who claimed to be from Davao City.

Bayoneta said she sent P12,000 through money transfer Monday but did not receive the items as promised on Tuesday.

She added that the “seller” can no longer be contacted.

City police director Senior Supt. Ricardo dela Paz said internet users should be careful when buying goods online, especially as they do not know the persons they are transacting with.

Dela Paz said that if Bayoneta wants to pursue a case against the suspect, she can seek the help of the Anti Cyber Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.*RQB

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suspect known

The driver of the Honda Jazz vehicle involved in the hit-and-run incident at Lacson Street in Bacolod City that killed a street cleaner about two weeks ago, has been identified, Traffic Management Unit chief investigator, SPO1 Dennis Perma, said yesterday.

Perma, however, said he could not disclose the name of the driver while the investigation is ongoing.

He said they learned of the identity of the driver because he met with the family of victim Vegilla Salusada, 70, of Purok Katilingban in Brgy. 39, Bacolod, and offered a settlement.

If a settlement is made, Perma said they could still file charges against the driver, but the victim’s family may no longer stand as witnesses.

Investigation conducted by Police Officer 3 Docelio Pachoro showed that Salusada had been cleaning one side of the street and was about to cross when she was bumped.

She died on the spot while the driver of the vehicle sped off, the police said.*APN

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