Police to seek priests’ help to identify boy’s abductorsCebu Daily News
Police said they would check if the security camera in the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral was able to record the two women who dropped off a one-year-old boy who was abducted last Monday in a downtown mall in Cebu City.
Senior Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe, director of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said he believes the incident was not a kidnap-for-ransom case and that the abductors were bothered by their conscience and decided to return the baby.
The boy who was left with a teenage girl near the church was turned over by security guards to the Sto. Niño barangay hall.
The baby was reunited with his mother Diane Simbajon in the CCPO.
Chief Insp. Bonifacion Garciano, chief of the Investigation and Detective Management Branch of the Cebu City police, said they would ask the permission of priests in the cathedral if they can view the video footage of the security cameras mounted outside the cathedral.
The boy’s mother reported the boy missing last Monday after her son was taken by two women at E-Mall on N. Bacalso Avenue. CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON