P400T WORTH OF JEWELRY STOLEN
TWO friends reported to the police that they lost at least P400,000 of jewelry to thieves in barangay Basak, Mandaue City.
Herasalia Malesido of barangay Sambag 1, Cebu City said she lost three gold necklaces, a bracelet with charm, seven Japanese gold rings, and a Seiko wristwatch.
Clif Taneo said he lost a Bangkok bracelet and a Chinese gold necklace.
Malesido said her jewelry was entrusted to Taneo for safekeeping which Taneo said he kept in a box in his house in Basak.
Last Tuesday night Taneo discovered the jewelry was missing, he told police.
Taneo said the thieves may have entered the room through a sliding window which he later discoveredto have been destroyed./CORRESPONDENT FE MARIE D. DUMABOC
WOMAN, BOY NABBED FOR THEFT
A 66-YEAR-OLD woman and a boy were arrested for allegedly stealing P5,000 cash of a store owner in barangay Poblacion, Asturias town, southern Cebu.
Complaints for theft were filed yesterday against Beatrice Cabarrubias and the boy who said he was 13 years old.
Police said the boy looked older than 13 and that he and the woman, a resident of Toledo City, could be members of a gang.
Police said the two were with two male companions and another woman when they arrived at the store of 49-year-old Loreta España on board a car past 4 p.m. last Wednesday.
They entered posing as customers.
While store helper Rodney Turno and España were busy attending to customers, the boy took España’s blue hand bag from the top of the table.
The hand bag had P5,000 cash inside.
A few minutes later, the group left.
The store owner noticed that her bag was missing and shouted for help.
The store helper was able to corner Cabarrubias and the boy with the help of some residents.
Turno recovered the bag from the boy but it was already empty.
An operation to arrest the cohorts is underway, said police./REPORTER RHEA RUTH V. ROSELL
EX-VILLAGE CHIEF’S BROD ARRESTED
POLICE arrested a man on charges of illegal drugs in Cebu City.
Melchor Ocarol was arrested last Wednesday afternoon based on an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Macaundas Hadjirasol.
Ocarol is the brother of former Pasil barangay Captain Romeo Ocarol.
Melchor refused to comment on his arrest. He was committed to the Cebu City Jail yesterday. /CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON
BRAND NEW BIKES DONATED TO COPS
BRAND new motorcycles were donated to the Mandaue City police and to the city’s traffic enforcers.
Mandaue Mayor Jonas Cortes turned over the 26 motorcycles worth P2.43 million yesterday.
Twelve motorcycles were given to the Mandaue City Police Office while the other 12 were given to the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM).
Two other motorcycles were reserved for the use of City Hall.
Also yesterday, the city government turned over medical kits to 27 barangay captains.
Mario R. Perez, officer-in-charge of ACERT, said the donation of the medical kits is part of the city’s program for disaster preparedness./CORRESPONDENT FE MARIE D. DUMABOC
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