Six persons came home on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 and found their apartments ransacked in broad daylight causing more than an estimated P1 million worth of damages.
Kenny Tarongoy, 22, single and a resident of Panadtaran, Candijay lost his Lenovo laptop valued at P25,000.00 and Seiko wristwatch worth P6,000.00 after unidentified persons forced their way into his rented apartment.
Tarongoy, upon returning home was surprised by the presence of police officers who informed him that his neighbors called the police reporting the presence of suspected burglars in his apartment.
Unidentified burglars broke into the apartment occupied by a wife of a Japanese national, Jane Kanematsu, 41 from Imus, Cavite who left her apartment at Ang Mery Grace Sunouchi apartments.
Kanematsu returned at five in the afternoon and found the door knob busted and her personal belongings strewn in her bedroom.
The lock of the vault was forcibly opened where P600,000.00 worth of jewelries, a DSLR camera and two laptops were missing.
Another apartment in Graham Ave., Barangay Booy, Tagbilaran City was forced open by unidentified persons and carted away assorted jewelries worth P15,000.00 belonging to Catherine Leopando, 39, married.
An apartment located at Graham Ave., corner Caingit Beach Road and leased to a lawyer, Atty. Lylani Gitgano was not spared by burglars after they brazenly broke into the building through the front door and got away with assorted jewelries, two cellphones and a Metro Bank passbook.
Gitgano was in her office at the Public Attorney’s Office and discovered the robbery upon her return from office when she noticed that the front door was already opened and upon entering saw her belongings scattered all over her room.
Delmalyn Balagosa, 26 was lucky when her nephew witnessed a lone burglar using a large cutter broke into her apartment.
But the burglar took off in his motorbike when he noticed that someone was in the vicinity. Nothing was stolen.
Police Superintendent George Vale, Chief of Police of the Tagbilaran City Police Station told DYRD Balita that burglaries in the city dipped but was surprised by the sudden upsurge.
The Theft and Robbery section of the city are hot on the trails of the suspects, some of which were identified by CCTV cameras mounted in some of the apartments. (Chito M. Visarra with reports from Rey Tutas)