gang strikes again
gang of robbers who use a wooden pole to pick off valuables inside Virac
homes has struck again, taking more than P80,000 in valuables from a
businessman last week.
owner Edwin S. de los Santos, 39, and his wife discovered the robbery in
the morning of January 31 when he saw that one of their bedroom windows
sported a gaping hole. Taken by the unidentified perpetrators while the
couple were sleeping in the dead of night were a bag containing more or
less P80,000 and the driver's license of the businessman.
team led by SPO2 Virgilio A. Molina later recovered the bag and de los
Santos' maong pants and two glass panes about 15 meters from the back of
the victims' residence.
probers say the suspects used a hollow block as a stepping stone before
removing two blades from the glass jalousy window. Through the hole, the
suspects inserted a "sungkit" (wooden pole) which they used in
getting the bag and pair of pants without waking their sleeping victims.
cops also found latent fingerprints left on the glass panes and on the
bedroom wall. The prints could lead to the identification of the suspects,
provided their fingerprints are in the police files.
incident is the latest in the long, unbroken string of robberies believed
committed by the gang in the last three or four years. It is surmised that
the gang's cash take have run way past the half-million mark although they
have targeted homes in the upper barangays of Cavinitan, Calatagan, San
Isidro Village, Valencia and Bigaa.
days ago, a retired public school teacher was shocked to discover that her
own grandson robbed her of more than P5,000 in her home.
report said that at about 7:30 A.M. of Jan. 26, Trinidad A. Talan, 81,
entered her San Roque room and noticed that the cabinet door was ajar.
When she went closer, she discovered that it was her own grandson, Sherwin
G. Magdaraog, an out-of-school youth from Francia, who was hiding inside
the cabinet. Magdaraog immediately escaped and jumped out of the window,
landing unhurt on the ground and running away.