Gadgets and jewelry worth P180,000 were stolen in a rash of household break-ins in Tagbilaran City starting Friday last week.
According to a police report, a house along Ramon Enerio St. Lower Candait, Brgy. Dampas in Tagbilaran City was burgled on Sunday noon while the homeâ€™s owner was away.
Jewelry and gadgets estimated to be worth P144,000 were stolen from the victim identified as Juan Sarabia.
Police said that Sarabia went home at 4 p.m. on the same day and saw that his front door was open while a screen door at the back of his house was forcibly opened.
He reported to authorities that an 18K gold class ring worth P10,000; Seiko titanium watch, P20,000; two Timex watches, P7,000; a Samsung Galaxy S3 cellphone, 30,000; and a smart tablet, P30,000 were stolen by the unidentified suspect.
Also declared missing were an LG cellphone, P8,000; a Panasonic handy video camera, P30,000; Oakley sunglasses, P8,000; and a power bank and power saver, P3000.
On Monday, a room of two female college students in a boarding house along Nangka Drive, Tamblot in the city was also burglarized.
Gadgets worth P16,700 were stolen from Florence Flores, 18, and a female minor who shared the rented room.
The two victims said that their doorâ€™s lock was busted open while their laptop and cellphones were already missing when they went home at 6:30 p.m. on the same day.
Last week, a boarding house along Espuelas St, Brgy. Poblacion 2, in the city was also broken into.
The room rented by a massage therapist identified as Anita Albaracin, 24, was already ransacked when the victim arrived at dawn on Friday.
The victim reported to police that her Apple iPod worth P15,000, a pocket Wi-Fi, a digital camera worth P6,000, a Cherry Mobile cellphone, a Seiko brand watch and a Duratex Foam worth P2,000 were stolen.
Following the burglaries carried out in just four days, Tagbilaran City police chief Supt. Nicomedes Olaivar urged barangay tanods or village watchmen to tighten security in their respective areas as he noted that the city police force is currently undermanned. (Rey Tutas)