Thief in Cordova arrested in Camotes Island
CEBU CITY, Philippines – A thief who was caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage stealing close to P10,000 worth of personal belongings and a motorcycle was arrested by Cordova police in his residence in Purok Ibabao, Barangay Himensulan, San Francisco in Camotes Island, Cebu.
Law enforcers in Cordova arrested a certain Jun Arnel Flores last Tuesday, May 30.
Hours before Flores’ arrest, the Cordova Police Station received a complaint from a certain Bobby Abraham Hatague, a banker, about a thief who stole several valuables from his residence in a gated subdivision in Brgy. Gabi.
Police Major Michael Gingoyon, chief of the Cordova Police Station, said the crime happened around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Some of the items missing from Hatague’s house included a pair of athlete shoes, a motorcycle helmet worth P2,500, a company jacket, a child’s backpack, and his Honda Click 125 motorcycle.
Fortunately, investigators managed to identify the lone thief, thanks to the CCTV cameras installed inside the victim’s house.
Enforcers then conducted a hot pursuit operation to track down Flores to his address in Camotes, where he was arrested around 11:30 a.m., or approximately six hours after he committed the crime.
They also recovered the victim’s Honda Click motorcycle from the thief.
Flores is currently detained at the Cordova Police Station. /rcg
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