Cop loses pistol, cash to burglars in Zone I Print
Thursday, 05 October 2017 17:44

A policeman from Zamboanga del Norte who is presently attending a seminar at Camp Batalla, lost his service handgun and other personal valuables to robbers who broke into his rented room in PC Compound in Barangay Zone 1 last Tuesday dawn.

The victim was PO2 Khar Shariff Tilla Recentes assigned at Piñan Municipal Police Station in Zamboanga del Norte.

Recentes is one of the policemen attending a seminar on anti-illegal drug operation and was temporarily staying in aboarding house in Zone 1.

Report said that around 3:58 a.m. Tuesday, Recentes discovered his sling bag was missing from his rented room.

A police report showed that Recentes’ bag was containing his 9MM Glock 17 pistol, with three magazines and with 51 rounds of ammunitions, PNP identification card, Postal ID, ATM card, P5,000 cash and several other personal belongings.

The incident was only discovered when Recentes woke up to pee but he was surprised to see his sling bag was no longer inside his rented room.

Investigators found out that robbers broke into the policeman’s rented room by destroying the wooden window and also using it as their exit. – Dan Toribio