Teacher robbed, injured; suspect falls in hot pursuit
Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) - August 10, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  A public school teacher was severely injured after he was stabbed by an ex-convict, who tried to rob his house along Saint Jude Street, Sitio Kamansi, Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City last Saturday dawn.

Suspect Elmer Ebora, 25, was arrested during a hot pursuit operation.  He was accused of forcibly entering the house of victim Hans Emmanuel Machacon, 54, a teacher from Abellana High School using a false key.

Authorities said Ebora quietly took the money from Machacon’s wallet.  However, when he tried to look for more items to steal inside the house, he had created some noise that eventually woke Machacon up. When he immediately got up to check the noise, the suspect immediately attacked him with a knife and an icepick.

Machacon sustained stab wounds at his back and on his face. He was immediately brought to the hospital for medical intervention.

During the initial investigation, the victim positively identified the suspect that prompted the authorities to conduct a hot pursuit operation which resulted in Ebora's arrest. The police have also recovered the stolen amount of P2,870.

Police Major Dindo Alaras, Mabolo Police Station chief, said the suspect has entered at the back door of the house.

Further investigation revealed Ebora was an ex-convict for another robbery case and was just recently released from jail.

“Kini siya masugo-sugo man ni siya atong maestro pud panagsa, maghatod-hatod og sud-an, ana ba, mao nisulod sa likod.  Robbery jud, mahulog nga akyat-bahay siya, nya kay nakamata man ning maestro,” said Alaras.

The suspect was arrested in his house, wherein his mother voluntarily surrendered the stolen money. — GAN (FREEMAN)

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