Cops have ‘person of interest’ for robbing teacher’s house

Two unidentified robbers allegedly sneaked into the ceiling to rob the house of a teacher in Barangay Manalad, Ilog, Negros Occidental Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Ilog Municipal Police Station)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – The Ilog Municipal Police Station in Negros Occidental is probing a robbery incident that injured a teacher in Barangay Manalad last Tuesday.

Police Captain Thurslie Castillo, Ilog town police chief, said they already have a person of interest who robbed and hit a 29-year-old teacher at her house.

Castillo said the teacher just arrived home when she noticed that the things inside their house were already in disarray.

When she went to her bedroom, she heard two unidentified persons allegedly whispering, and when she tried to check, someone hit her back which caused her to lose consciousness.

When she regained consciousness, she discovered that three necklaces worth P10,000 were already missing.

Castillo said the perpetrators were believed to have entered the house through a gap in the ceiling, aside from destroying the perimeter fence.

He said they considered the case isolated, as it does not involve armed robbers like those perpetrators that victimized delivery vans.