Last Saturday, at around 6:00 in the evening, Arth Paul Tipanero, y Fenis, 18 years old was flagged down in a check point along barangay San Francisco, this city for allegedly violating the law on the use of helmets.
Tipanero is a resident of Barangay Salvacion, this city.
When arrested, he was riding a red Suzuki motorcycle with MC plate for registration.
Meanwhile, in the apprehension of Tipanero, some members of the Bula PNP were also present in the area, allegedly to make a follow-up investigation on the robbery incident that happened in Bula.
The report reveals that Mr. and Mrs. John Antioquia, the owners of the house that was robbed in Bula were also at the police station in the city, adjacent to the place where Tipanero was arrested.
When informed of the incident, the Antioquia couple immediately proceeded to the site where they saw the suspect wearing a necklace that was part of their missing jewelry collection.
Apart from the necklace, Tipanero was also wearing a ring which, the Antioquia couple identified as their wedding ring.
When Tipanero was brought to the police station for further investigation, more personal missing items from the Antioquia’s were recovered from the suspect.In the presence of PO2 Romeo M. Racelis, Jr., a member of the Bula PNP and Barangay Kagawad Leo Sumpay of Salvacion, Iriga City, the following items were retrieved from the suspect: two wrist watches, a piece gold necklace with pendant, a silver bracelet, a necklace with cross pendant, a gold ring, two gold earrings, an SM prestige card with the of name John Antioquia, Sales invoices no 11264 of Comworks, LCC Mall, IC and P7,000 of cash in different demominations.
During the interrogation, Tipanero confessed that he hid some of the money at their residence in Barangay Salvacion.
Police investigators, together with PI Adonis C. Andrade, Jr. of Bula PNP, and PB Vicente Lagatic rushed to the suspect's residence and recovered P21,460 in different denominations.
PO2 Jason Max F. Barcenas, in an interview, told the BICOL STANDARD that Tipanero was charged with Violation of P.D. 1612, the Anti Fencing Law, in connection with his possession of the stolen items.
Aside from the said case, he will also be charged with Robbery that occurred in the residence of John Antioquia last August 11.
In the said incident, the complainants said that they lost P4,111,000 in cash, pieces of jewelry and watches with an estimated value of P1,869,600, two caliber .40 pistols with serial number F02000281, and a caliber .45 Norinco pistol with an unknown serial number. BICOLSTANDARD.COM BICOL NEWS
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