Suspected robber abducted in broad daylight 

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Police are probing another alleged abduction incident here, this time victimizing an alleged robber in Magsungay, Barangay Singcang-Airport last Sunday.

The victim was identified as Ramy Dejole Jr., 27, of the said village.

Police Major Joery Puerto, head of Police Station 8, said the victim was playing “bug-oy,” when a gray vehicle with two unidentified men inside parked in the area.

Bug-oy is a game that is similar to cara y cruz or tumbo, only that it uses shells (sigay).

After a while, the victim assisted the car driver who was maneuvering the vehicle into a reverse motion.

One of the men then punched him in the abdomen and allegedly forced him into the car, and fled around 1 p.m., Puerto said, citing the statement of some witnesses in the area.

Puerto said that the victim’s father and aunt then reported the incident to the police.

“Wala man gin ano iban, siya lang gin target siguro,” the station commander added.

Puerto said Dejole was previously jailed several times because of his alleged involvement in robbery incidents in the village and neighboring barangays.

With his background, Puerto believed that the victim might be part of a robbery group.

Puerto said they have no lead yet on the motive and identities of the two abductors whose faces were covered with bonnets.

Puerto said that the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera in the village was defective, thus it failed to capture the incident.

The recent incident came barely two weeks after a tricycle driver was also allegedly abducted in Barangay 13 here on Feb. 10, and was found dead the following day in E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental.

Last month, a motorcycle rider was also allegedly abducted in broad daylight in Bago City, but police have no lead yet on the whereabouts of the victim.

Meanwhile, the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), has yet to comment on the said case, but they will look into it.