Time to catch up on the latest news in Cebu with our bite-sized versions:
5 Robbers Caught After Police Pursuit
The 5 suspects were arrested after robbing a businessman’s home. They were identified to be Roperto Corneja, 30, of Muntinlupa City; Allan Dumabo, 32, of Barangay Basak, Cebu City; and Jorex Fajardo, 38, of Calinog and Junel Legarda, 39, of Lambunao and Geronimo Moreno, 46, of Ladunab, all three towns located in Iloilo City;
The robbery happened while the household members were inside the home. The 5 tied and gagged the family and their household help. They managed to take the P260,000 in cash, family van and jewelry. All of the stolen items were recovered when the suspects were caught after being pursued by the police. Four of the men had criminal records for robbery, murder and homicide.
Among the weapons covered were a two .38 revolvers, one .45 pistol and a sub-machine gun.
In Other News…
Missing Koreans Found
2 of the Koreans were rescued on Camotes Island while 1 was found dead. While diving during rough weather conditions last Sunday, July 5, 2015, the two survivors dive instructor Baek Seong Kyun, 34, and female diver Kim Eun, 31, were washed ashore Camotes Island while Heo Seung Yung, 45, was found dead in the water near the island. Eun was found with minor injuries injuries on her face and neck and Kyun suffered from dehydration. A fisherman found the 2 survivors last Tuesday. The diving resort where Kyun is employed, Grand Bleu Dive Resort, volunteered to give aid enough for a portion of the survivors’ needs.
BPO Employee Shot in IT Park
Deogracias Guda III, 21, was headed for work for the start of his shift at 12:45 a.m. last Tuesday, July 7, 2015, when he was shot in the chest by a man who escaped on a motorcycle. The police have not been able to identify the suspect because the suspect’s face was not clear in the CCTV camera’s record and the motorcycle was not captured on footage.
The police has gained from Guda’s mother is that he had a wife and children living abroad but has not been able to provide further information, overcome with emotion over the incident. The police are considering the possibility that the unidentified suspect’s motive in the crime was personal issues with the victim but refused to confirm whether they were looking into the netizens’ claims of a love triangle involved.
Among evidence recovered was a pistol slug and an empty bullet shell. Investigation is still ongoing and the police are asking witnesses to come forward.