Friday, August 31, 2012

Cops eyeing ‘inside job’ in robbery

..OPERATIVES of Puerto Police Station are verifying a possible “inside job” in Wednesday’s robbery inside the bunker of a construction site in Alae, Upper Puerto in Cagayan de Oro that wounded a Korean national.

Senior Police Officer 1 Efren Ellevera of Puerto Police Station said Wednesday they are trying to see how at least two robbers riding in tandem directly managed to determine the area where Kang Shin Am, 49, is sleeping.

Kang is residing at Barangay Baliwagan in Balingasag town, Misamis Oriental.

Kang, said Ellevera, is connected at MR Global Logistic located along Greymar Street in Barangay Bugo.

Police initial investigation showed that around 4 a.m., a robber entered the bunker of the construction site owned by a Korean national by cutting the window screen.

“Gikuot dayon niya ang lock nga kahoy ug diretso sa gikatulgan sa Korean national,” Ellevera said.

The robber immediately declared a holdup at gunpoint and demanded money from Kang. The Korean national said he had no money and voluntarily gave his two expensive cellular phones worth P54,000.

The robber fired once in the direction of Kang’s side for him to give money.

“The victim refused because he said he has no money and held his two hands up to surrender but it was when the gun went off,” Ellevera added.

Kang was hit at his left thumb. The suspect later fled bringing with him the victim’s two cellphones while firing his gun outside the area.

Policemen recovered four empty shells of caliber .45 pistols at the crime scene.

“Based on the witness, a blue XRM motorcycle was waiting a few meters from the area, which the suspect used as getaway,” police said.

Ellevera said there’s a possibility that the suspects may be among the workers at the construction site.

It was learned that workers at the said construction were accepted without checking the background and were not required any credentials such as police clearance and other identification.

“It is possible that the suspect is a worker because he seems to have known the area, especially the place where the Korean national was sleeping,” Ellevera said.

Authorities are still doing their investigation on the incident.