Police release facial sketches
of two LBC robbery suspects
The police yesterday released the facial sketches of two suspects in the robbery-hold-up of the LBC Cargo and Courier Services Branch in Brgy. Progreso, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental.
Senior Insp. Albert Sy, Binalbagan police chief, yesterday urged those who may be able to identify the suspects through the facial sketches they have released, to immediately report their presence to them.
Investigations by the Binalbagan police showed that there was no declaration of a hold-up by the two suspects who were not even armed, and had fled on foot.
Sy said that victim, Flordeliz Balledos, 47, an employee of LBC, was ordered by the two suspects to open the vault, after helping her to open the roll-up door of the establishment.
The two, who pretended to be customers, took P18,000 in cash from the vault, and three cellular phones.
They also tied Balledos with packaging tape before fleeing through the back door of the establishment.
Sy said that they are also investigating some LBC employees.*GPB
5 nabbed for
‘jai alai’ in Bacolod
Five persons allegedly involved in jai alai operations were apprehended by Station 7 policemen at about 9 p.m. Tuesday in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City.
Station 7 commander, Chief Insp. Levy Pangue, identified those arrested as Anthony Delmoro, 36, and Rogelio Baradas, 77, of Purok Pag-asa, Gina Turevilla, 45, of Purok Lote, and Manuel Yap, 65, of Purok Maanyag, all of Brgy. Alijis; and Michael Palma, 36, Purok 5, Brgy. 35, Bacolod.
Pangue said they were caught in the act of soliciting bets by the team composed by Insp. Leo Canag, Police Officers 2 David Miranda and Rodney Gimena.
Six tally sheets, two betting stubs, two tipsters with the codename “La Town”, two ballpens and P593 in cash were recovered from the alleged operators during their arrests, a police record showed.
Police Regional Office-6 records show that the Bacolod City Police Office and the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office maintained their leads in the campaign against illegal numbers game in Western Visayas, based on the evaluation result for the third quarter of this year.
Of the 572 illegal gambling operators apprehended in Region 6 from January to August this year, 281 were from Bacolod City and 125 from other cities and towns of Negros Occidental, police records also show.
City police director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, said that based on their latest monitoring, only one jai alai operator remains in the city.*APN
Guns seized from 2
Two men were arrested at the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol lagoon park and in Brgy. 30, Bacolod City, Tuesday.
Police identified those arrested as Chris Jun Natividad, 31, of Purok Kitahanon, Brgy. Banago and Francis Ponce, 29, of Purok Mabinuligon, Brgy. 30, Bacolod.
Natividad, who was observed to be under the influence of liquor, was apprehended by Capitol Lagoon security guard Enriquito Valero and watcher Jerry Nombre at about 11:10 p.m. at the park for creating alarm and scandal, Senior Police Officer 1 Dante Victor Escorpion, said.
Escorpion said that when Natividad was frisked at the police station, an improvised firearm or “sulpak” with a bullet of a .38 caliber revolver in it was recovered from him.
Station 6 policemen also arrested Ponce at about 7 a.m. Tuesday in Purok Mabinuligon on complaints that he is concealing a firearm.
Chief Insp. Noel Polines, Station 6 police chief, said they seized an improvised gun with two bullets of a 12-gauge shotgun in it from Ponce.
The Police Regional Office-6 had earlier announced that there are 22,462 firearms in the possession of Negrenses, but 10,823 of them have expired licenses.
In Bacolod City alone, there are 11,052 individuals with gun licenses, 635 of them have been granted permits by the Philippine National Police to carry guns outside their residences last year, police records also show.
The Bacolod City Police Office has intensified its campaign against loose firearms in the city, especially with the MassKara Festival only a week from now, city police director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, said.*APN