Raps filed vs sus­pects in Bacolod mall heist

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A ROB­BERY com­plaint was filed be­fore the City Pros­e­cu­tor’s Of­fice in Bacolod City yesterday against three of the 10 sus­pects who robbed the two jew­elry stores in Gaisano City Grand Mall in the city last week.

Po­lice Lieu­tenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesper

son of Bacolod City Po­lice Of­fice, said charged were Mar­lon Paro­hinog, Philip Bonn Rabenes, and Ken­neth Bonon, all res­i­dents of Oza­miz City, Misamis Oc­ci­den­tal.

On Au­gust 7, more than 10 uniden­ti­fied as­sailants, who were armed with long and short firearms, de­stroyed the stall glasses of Haol­ing Jew­elry Store and F&C Pawn­shop and Jew­elry Store us­ing a ham­mer and carted away P4.5 mil­lion worth of jew­elry at Gaisano City Grand Mall.

The three sus­pects were iden­ti­fied through the footages of closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion (CCTV) cam­eras of the mall and the state­ment of the wit­nesses.

BCPO di­rec­tor Po­lice Colonel Henry Biñas also lauded the op­er­at­ing units for their ac­com­plish­ments as this be­speak of the com­mit­ment of the Bacolod po­lice for the crime-free city.

Al­bay­alde or­ders Biñas

Last week, Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice chief Gen­eral Os­car Al­bay­alde has or­dered Bacolod City Po­lice Of­fice (BCPO) di­rec­tor Po­lice Colonel Henry Biñas to solve the rob­bery in­ci­dent in Gaisano City Grand Mall.

This was con­firmed by Bacolod City Mayor Eve­lio Leonar­dia yesterday af­ter he held a meet­ing with Al­bay­alde when he was in Manila last week.

Leonar­dia said that Biñas was given a dead­line, which he re­fused to fur­ther elab­o­rate the num­ber of days, to solve the Gaisano City mall rob­bery in­ci­dent in Bacolod.

“We can­not say that it’s a blank wall. There’s a cer­tain gang that was even also men­tioned by PNP chief Al­bay­alde which was the same name that was given to me by Biñas, they (the sus­pects) were op­er­at­ing na­tion­wide,” he said.

He added that BCPO is also do­ing its best that this will not hap­pen again in the city.

How­ever, Leonar­dia said that since Biñas as­sumed his post in BCPO, the crime vol­ume in Bacolod had de­creased.

“Our po­lice are do­ing their best to main­tain the peace and or­der in the city,” he said.

Leonar­dia dis­closed that this in­ci­dent should not be used as a ba­sis that the busi­ness cli­mate in Bacolod has been sub­stan­tially af­fected./map

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