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Robbery cases very alarming

SLT 1249

January 27 – February 2, 2024

SOUTHERN LEYTE – Several robbery incidences have been reported by constituents in some areas of the province since late last year and this month of January.  

On January 21, 2024, a local cellphone shop in Maasin City was robbed, which was estimated by the owner at an estimated amount of P200,000. Despite the roll-up aluminum door, the thief was able to steal some gadgets by breaking the lock and the glass door-partition. Authorities from the Maasin City Police Station (CPS) confirmed the occurrence of the robbery, initiating an immediate response to address the situation.

The Maasin city police, when asked to comment, said that the robbery incident is still under investigation and is actively working to gather information, analyze evidence, and identify the perpetrators responsible for the crime.

As the investigation progresses, the Maasin CPS said that it will provide updates to ensure transparency and keep the public informed about the efforts being made to bring those responsible to justice.

In Bagtican, Maasin City constituents also reported about incidences of robberies like the destruction of a Pisonet machine for cash; and stealing of expensive branded bicycle, jewelries and laptop in a gated house.

Concerned citizens in Macrohon have also reported cases of thief in their area. Stolen were vehicle battery and big transformers. Some cases have also been said to have happened in Padre Burgos. They also observed that some thieves are allegedly considered minors and knew how not to be clearly visible by CCTV.

Residents and business owners in the province are urged to remain vigilant, and cooperate with the ongoing investigation. The incidences are a reminder of the collective responsibility to promote a secure environment for all members of the community. (Dhonna Ybañez, Kat Orit)

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