Lady “robber” found dead
(The Freeman) - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — A woman, who was believed to be involved in robbery incidents, was found dead at Sitio Banggaan, Barangay Cuanos, Minglanilla, Cebu yesterday morning.

The police identified the victim as Archela Caballero, 28, a resident of Sitio Luna, Barangay Lagtang, Talisay City.

Police Master Sergeant Ranjie Lopez of the Mambaling Police Station received a call from a concerned citizen about the incident and immediately responded.

The residents of the place reportedly heard a gunshot around 3 p.m. yesterday and saw two unidentified men riding a motorcycle leaving the place, said Police Staff Sergeant Jorge Tapales.

Caballero sustained a gunshot wound to her chest that resulted to her instant death.

The victim’s family went to Minglanilla upon seeing the news about a woman who was found dead, to confirm if it was Caballero.

The family stated that Caballero was suffering from a mental health problem and that robbing was the effect of her illness.

Caballero was last seen at their house around 2 p.m. last Tuesday.

Tapales said they received complaints about Caballero's robbery but she remained scot free because of her condition.

The Minglanilla Police Station personnel are still conducting a follow-up investigation to identify the suspect.

Meanwhile, the cops are looking into a stabbing incident in Catmon, Cebu as the motive behind the shooting of a man at Sitio Lower Busay, Barangay Busay, Cebu City around 3 p.m. on July 9, 2019.

The victim was identified as Roy “Eliot” Pongautan, 40, a resident of the place.

He survived the attack.

The police said that the two suspects were still unidentified.

Police Officer Antonio Din said that he did not even had the chance to talk to Pongautan because he ran when he was about to interview him.

He just got to talk to witness Stephanie Bontilao Laurnilla.

Laurnilla said that while she was feeding her children inside their house together with Pongautan when two persons suddenly appeared and demanded the victim to “get out of the house."

Upon hearing the voice, Pongautan immediately jumped out of the window.

The suspects cautiously followed him and shot the victim several times.  They, however, did not hit their target.

The suspects fled going to the downtown area.

The personnel of the Mabolo Police Station are still investigating the incident. — Diane Leizle A. Ganar, Joebelyn P. Carvajal, CNU Intern GAN (FREEMAN)

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