Vol. XX No. 42

December 27, 2000

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Loot from Mormon's apartment traced

Lawmen have recovered assorted appliances and valuables stolen from the apartment of a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 12 days ago.

Virac police learned of the robbery last Dec. 17 when Mormon missionary Jordan Michael Lyle, who is temporarily staying at an apartment in barangay Lanao owned by the late Mayor Jorge S. Arcilla, reported the Dec. 15 robbery.

Initial investigation by probers revealed that the unknown suspects entered Lyle's home by removing three glass blades of the aluminum jalousie window at the back of the building.

Taken by the perpetrators were a Proton MX-18 AM/FM radio cassette player with a tape of Mariah Carey, two Walkmans, a Minolta camera, three Stretch flashlights, three Kyowa rechargeable emergency lights, two pairs of slippers, two gasul tanks and other valuables.

The day after the American reported the robbery, a team composed of operations officer Insp. Raul Destura, SPO1 Roger Masagca, SPO1 Guillermo Tria, Jr., and PO1 Arlan Sevilla went out to follow up leads.

The team recovered one of the Kyowa emergency lights and the radio cassette from the residence of one Emma Alejandro in the Palnab area. Alejandro alleged that the items were brought to her by Melinda Teope, said to be the live-in partner of Edgardo de Guzman. Upon investigation, Teope and her lover claimed that the items were pawned to them by Noli Vargas y Panti, alias Tasyo, 30, of barangay Concepcion.

The other items - a Minolta camera, YKL 4000 camera, two Carey tapes, a Book of Mormoms, video rack, calculator, Taksun voice-activated micro-cassette recorder, flashlight and one gasul tank - were traced to the home of a certain Elsie Detsi in barangay Sogod-Tibgao. The woman claimed that the stolen goods were brought to her by Ramon Isles y Teope, 29, of Danicop and Edilberto Talion of Sta. Elena.

Suspects Noli Vargas and Ramon Isles have been invited to the police station for further investigation.










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