Naga City has most incidents of theft, robbery in Bicol—PNP

NAGA CITY—Naga City was recently identified as having the police office which recorded the most number of Crimes Against Property in the entire Bicol region.

Naga City has most incidents of theft, robbery in Bicol—PNP
Photo by Oscar Esmenda
The report, which was released by the Police Regional Office 5, covers the period between January to October 2015.

In the report, Naga City has a total of 1,628 recorded Crimes Against Property, against Camarines Sur's 1,589 and Albay's 1,353.

Masbate, meanwhile, recorded 609; Camarines Norte, 580; Catanduanes, 302; and Sorsogon, 194.

Crimes Against Property in the Regional Office Report includes Robbery, Theft, Carnapping, and Cattle Rustling.

Shortly after the report was released, four incidents of theft and robbery were recorded by the local police on a single day—December 5—in various parts of the city.

The regional police journal notes that on said date, a 12-year-old minor at Cyber Mig's Computer Shop at Jimenez Park, Brgy. Concepcion Pequeña, reported that an unidentified person took his back pack while he was playing on the computer.

The back pack contained a cellphone worth P7,000; white boots of an undetermined amount, a white lunch box worth P1,000; and a black wallet containing P300 in cash. The incident occured at around 3 p.m.

In another case, victim Wenifreda Moreno-Dotillos of Mella Street, Camella Homes Subdivision, Del Rosario, reported that she discovered several items missing from her bag at around 5:45 p.m. These include a gold-plated ring worth P1,000, two necklaces worth P7,000, a pocket Wi-Fi device worth P995, and a cellphone worth P2,000.

At around 7:15 on the same date, victim Roberto Sarmiento y Achacoso of Monte Cielo Subdivision, Concepcion Grande reported that an unidentified person or persons forcibly destroyed the  window of his vehicle and grabbed his backpack. Contained inside the bag were a nebulizer worth P3,000; rubber shoes worth P2,000; and assorted clothes valued at around P3,000.

In all three cases, the Naga City Police said they have launched follow-up operations for the identification of the suspects and the recovery of the stolen items.

Meanwhile, the police apprehended two robbery suspects who were caught inside the Emerald Street, Barangay Calauag residence of 62-year-old victim Asterio Palencia y Lim.

The suspects, who were identified as Raymond Avila y Cabrillas, 38 years old, and Eric Buella y Espiritu, 29, are both residents of Haring, Canaman, Camarines Sur.

Recovered from their possession were a metal hack saw, a pair of pliers, a pair of scissors, and a chisel.

The police said they are now preparing criminal charges against the suspects.

Furthermore, they reminded the public to be extra cautious against persons who commit crimes against property, especially as the holidays approach.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM With report from Oscar Esmenda

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