Thieves carted away valuables worth P800,000 from jewelry store in Lapu-Lapu
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Lapu-Lapu City confirmed that thieves struck a jewelry store located inside a mall there, and took away valuables amounting to more than P800,000.
Police Major Karen Bancoleta, chief of Lapu-Lapu City Police Station 4, confirmed that a theft incident took place in a jewelry store inside a mall in Barangay Basak on Tuesday afternoon, November 15.
“Sila ay nanakawan nang multiple pieces nang nagkakahalag nang mahigit P800,000,” Bancoleta said in a recorded video message.
She said their investigators believe the group of thieves consist of four men and two women.
They are also retrieving closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage near the jewelry store and the mall in the hopes of getting more leads, including the identities of the thieves.
In the meantime, Bancoleta urged establishments as well as residents in their area to be vigilant and to ensure that their valuables are kept in a secure place.
She also asked the public to report to their station any information that could lead to the arrest of the thieves.
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