Mormon's apartment traced
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Noli Vargas and Ramon Isles have been invited to the police station for