Bacolod cops told to go after thieves 

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Police Colonel Noel Aliño, director of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), has directed all 10 station commanders to probe theft incidents and ensure the filing of cases against the perpetrators.

This was revealed yesterday by Police Lieutenant Colonel Ronnie Brillo, administrative officer for the office of the City Director of the BCPO, following a series of theft incidents here this month.

Brillo said they are urging the victims to report the incidents to the police station so that it can be properly investigated and cases can be filed against the perpetrators.

He said that some do not file an official complaint especially petty crimes, as they don’t want to be bothered, but they post on social media.

As of this writing, Brillo said that three theft incidents were officially recorded which were referrable to the barangay. These cases were from Police Stations 3, 4, and 9.

Brillo said that some of these suspects have been arrested for other crimes like in buy-bust operations.

He said that perpetrators were not part of an organized group, as most of them usually just loiter around the city to look for an opportunity to commit the crime.

Brillo said that station commanders were directed to solve these incidents and to strengthen their visibility patrol.

He said that policemen should also tap the barangay for foot patrol to boost the anti-criminality campaign in villages.

Despite these incidents, Brillo assured the people here that the city police force is on top of the situation.

“Dapat imbestigahan kag kilalahon kag kasuhan ang mga suspects,” he said.

Last year, the BCPO launched the Task Force Bantay Holdupper at Akyat-Bahay (B-HAB) to go after the robbers.

The BCPO also launched the Bacolod City Police Public Assistance Desk (B-PAD), which is an expansion and extension of BCPO to the community to ensure that access to police service is within the public’s reach.