Cop loses gun, cash to burglar

By: Jomarie A. Billones

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – It’s not every day that we hear of cops falling victim to robbers.

Well, Monday was definitely not a good day for Police Lt. Roque Gimeno, Pontevedra town police chief and resident of Molo, Iloilo City, who lost his valuables to burglars who ransacked his boarding room in the town.

Gimeno said he lost his caliber .9mm service pistol with magazine and ammunition, P10,000 cash, and laptop.

Investigation conducted by Pontevedra police indicated that the suspects initially planned to rob the sari-sari (retail) store of the boarding house owner. But when they found it hard to open, they turned to the boarding rooms.

While Gimeno was in his room when the burglary happened, he said he did not sense anything as he was in very deep slumber.