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UPDATE: Man arrested for stealing can of luncheon meat

/ 04:00 PM December 10, 2018

Update (originally posted at 12:08 p.m.)

MANILA, Philippines — A 21-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing a can of luncheon meat from a convenience store in Mandaluyong City.

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Police identified the suspect as Junard Dula, who allegedly took the canned meat worth P199 from a display rack of the store, concealed it inside his short pants, and left without paying at the cashier on Sunday night.

A store employee saw Dula through the CCTV monitor and sought help from the security guard who accosted the suspect, a police report said Monday.

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The stolen item was reportedly found on him.

The suspect was subjected to inquest proceedings, police said.

Senior Supt. Moises Villaceran Jr., chief of Mandaluyong City Police, told INQUIRER.net that the suspect was taken to the prosecutor’s office on Monday for the filing of theft charges, but said the representative of the convenience store is now not keen on filing the case against Dula.

Villaceran said the representative might have also taken pity on the suspect. /cbb

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