Gadgets, appliances, a motorcycle and cash worth a total of around P400,000 were carted away by still unidentified burglars in a rash of household break-ins in Bohol during the past week.
The five burglaries were carried out in Tagbilaran City and the towns of Pilar and Sagbayan, based on police reports.
According to police, one of the victims was a candidate for barangay councilor identified as Ruel Pesrigas, a resident of Barangay Ilaud of said town.
Persigas reported to police that his house’s front door was forcibly opened and rooms were ransacked on Monday evening.
No one was home during the alleged burglary as he and his family attended a village assembly.
According to Persigas, the suspect took his laptop, cash, and DVD player, all of which cost almost a total of P100,000.
Meanwhile, another burglary incident was reported on the same night in Sagbayan.
Police identified the victim as Evelyn Manait, 40, a US-based anesthesiologist who has a house in Barangay Poblacion in Sagbayan.
The burgled house was also left unattended.
Manait told police that the suspect carted away a camera worth P48,000; Iphone 6, P60,000; Michael Kors watch, P25,000; Zenwatch, P15,000; Bosch electric drill, P4,000; and cash, P6,500.
In Tagbilaran, three households fell prey to burglars in a span of five days starting Saturday last week.
The burglars hit three houses located in Barangay Tiptip, Barangay Dao and Barangay Poblacion 3.
According to police, one of the burgled structures was an apartment where the suspects stole a Mio Sporty motorcycle and various gadgets including an iPhone, iPad, touch-screen laptop and a power bank.
Authorities said that the Tagbilaran City Police Station’s theft and robbery section has been tasked to conduct follow-up investigations on the cases. (Zerrah Lynn Arcayena, HNU Masscom intern and Allen Doydora)