Elderly couple loses P220k in cash, jewelry, gun to burglars in Valencia

Thieves on Sunday were able to cart away jewelry and cash worth P220,000 and a gun from a house owned by an elderly couple in Valencia.

Police said that Jesus Balistoy, 70, and wife Teresita left the house unattended on Sunday afternoon to attend a wedding when the alleged burglary took place.

The victims told authorities that they found out that the house was broken into and items and cash were missing when they went home at 6 p.m. on the same day.

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According to Jesus, the burglars stole jewelry worth around P120,000 and P100,000 cash.

The thieves also took a .45 caliber pistol owned by the victims’ son, a chaplain for the Philippine Army.

According to SPO2 Gregorio Tubio of the Valencia Police Station, the burglars destroyed a window grill and forcibly opened a sliding door to enter the residence.

Tubio said that investigators started to probe three persons of interest who may have been involved in the crime.

However, police still continued to gather evidence against the possible suspects who, Tubio said, were of young age. (A. Doydora)



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