BCPO forms tracker team vs robbers

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) has organized a tracker team to address the recent series of robbery and hold-up incidents in some barangays here.

BCPO director Police Colonel Noel Aliño, in a media interview yesterday, said that the tracker team will go after persons who are committing offenses.

Some netizens took to social media to air their concerns following incidents of akyat-bahay and hold-ups here.

Some of them even posted a copy of closed circuit television (CCTV) camera footage that captured unidentified persons forcibly entering their properties or loitering in the area waiting to strike.

The recent incident that went viral on social media was the alleged hold-up incident in a computer shop by two unidentified persons who were wearing helmets in Barangay Handumanan early this week.

“Iyong mga gumagawa ng kalokohan, hindi lahat araw niyo. Pag nakita namin kayo, may paglalagyan kayong lahat,” Aliño said.

Aliño said that some of the social media posts reached his attention and he directed personnel of the concerned police stations to look into these cases.

“Late reporting na pagdating sa amin kasi sa social media ginawa. Dapat kasi ireport agad para mahabol. Iyong 1 minute na pagitan malaking bagay na iyon sa police response,” Aliño said.

Aliño said that they have caught two minors for alleged trespassing in Barangay Sum-ag. “Winarningan sila, hindi puwedeng ganoon na lang, porke’t minors sila,” he added.

Aliño said they have some names of the perpetrators behind these incidents, and they have previous cases for theft or robbery. However, they could not divulge it now, pending investigation and validation.

“Titingnan natin, ivalidate natin kung organized group,” he added.

Aliño stressed that time is an essential part of police response. Thus, he is encouraging the public to immediately report the incidents to the police. “Magtulungan tayo. May suspects kami, sana mahuli namin agad,” he said.