ITOGON, Benguet

Itogon town policemen already obtained good leads on Sunday night’s P4.2 million gold nuggets and cash heist in
barangay Ucab, this town. “We already have a person of interest,” vowed Itogon town police chief Major Alan Atog,
taking cue from CCTV footage of the armed heist and the identification of motorcycles used by the robbers. Five masked suspects armed with rifles and handguns aboard two (2) motorcycles reportedly barged inside the store of the victim, taking at least a kilo of gold nuggets and P600,000.00 cash from the cash drawer.

Police found out the robbers ordered the occupants facedown and ransacked the cash register together with the gold nuggets in a little over 10 minutes. Police believed the robbers carefully planned the heist because they knew the routines of the victim and occupants of the store. The robbers, the police added, escaped towards Poblacion Itogon on board the motorcycles. The store owner said she can identify one of the robbers once she sees him again, taking
cues from their distinct Cordilleran features and accents.

Artemio A. Dumlao/Feurella Forosan/UC-Intern/ABN

Amianan Balita Ngayon