Police filesCebu Daily News
JUNK SHOP IN LILOAN ROBBED
A JUNK shop was robbed of at least P50,000 by two motorcycle-riding robbers in barangay Kapulay, Liloan town, northern Cebu.
Teofilo Oljol, 61, caretaker of 3L Metal Trading Junk Shop, told police that one of the robbers shot him but missed.
Oljol said shop owner Louelle Caldino, 28, of barangay Maguikay, Mandaue City, arrived in the shop past 11 a.m. yesterday and left P54,000 which was intended for some clients.
Oljol said minutes after the shop owner left, two men on a motorcycle arrived.
Police said one of the two men pointed a gun at him and declared a hold-up.
Oljol said the robber shot him but missed. The worker said that out of fear, he was forced to give P54,000 to the robbers, who immediately fled toward Consolacion town./REPORTER RHEA RUTH V. ROSELL
MAN NABBED FOR EXTORTION
A MAN was arrested after he allegedly demanded money before returning a lost and found wallet in barangay Pagsabungan, Mandaue City.
Joselito Omandam, 33, was arrested last Monday in an entrapment operation conducted by members of the Basak police.
Police said Florante Baybayon, who lost his wallet, and got text messages from Omandam informing him that he found his wallet.
Omandam also told Baybayon that he would return the wallet in exchange for P1,500.
Baybayon decided to seek police help when Omandam increased the amount.
Baybayon and Omandam met in a road where the suspect was arrested after receiving P1,500 in marked money.
Police also confiscated a .38 revolver from Omandam’s possession.
Extortion and harassment charges will be filed against Omandam, said police./CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA
LAPU POLICE GET NEW CARS
THE Lapu-Lapu City government donated police vehicles worth around P3 million to the police and civilian anti-crime volunteers.
The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) received four vehicles, while the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) got three.
The turnover was made yesterday at the City Hall grounds led by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza.
Radaza said she would expect the police and the BPAT to do better with their new moblility.
The mayor said her administration prioritized peace and order to give confidence to businessmen, investors, tourists and constituents.
Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, city police chief, thanked Radaza for the vehicles and assured her that the police would work harder to improve the city’s peace and order./CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA