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Burglars take cop’s gun, wedding ring

By: Apple Ta-as January 04,2016 - 05:18 AM

Burglars hit a policeman’s house in Talisay City last Saturday and made off with the policeman’s personal firearm and his wedding ring.

SPO1 Esperidion Espina, 36, who is currently assigned at the Cebu Provincial Public Safety Batallion (CPPSB) in barangay Lahug, Cebu City, reported to the Talisay Police Station after he found out that his house was burglarized.

Espina said he lost his personal firearm, a .45 caliber pistol worth P25,000 and 100 rounds of bullets.

He also lost a four silver spoon collection and his wedding ring.

Espina told police that he and his family attended the funeral of a nephew in the morning, and when they arrived home at 6 p.m., they found their house in disarray.

PO1 Victor Largo of the Talisay Police said that the burglars might have forcibly destroyed the window made of bamboo to gain entry into the house.

Talisay police were still investigating the incident.

Earlier on Dec. 30, 2015, burglars also hit the library department of the Colegio dela Inmaculada Concepcion in Cebu City and a residential house in Golden Valley, Laguerta, Lahug, Cebu City. The thieves fled with at least P452,000 worth of gadgets and valuables.

Abetha Ranis, head librarian of the school along Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, reported the burglary to police last Wednesday.

Investigators of the Theft and Robbery Section of the Cebu City Police Office  said that the burglars took gadgets worth at least P292,000.

These are two DSLR cameras worth P85,000 each, digital camera worth P10,000, video camera worth P28,000 and two laptops worth P42,000 each.

Police said the perpetrators entered the library by detaching the jalousie blades of the window of the library.

Burglars also struck the house of Joseph Roy Santa Teresa, 45, and fled with at least P160,000 worth of watches, jewelry and gadgets.

Police said the burglars entered the house last Wednesday through one of the windows after detaching the jalousie blades  of one of the rooms of the house.

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