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Robbery suspects yield P13-M goods

Francis Wakefield

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The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Monday announced the arrest of four persons, including a woman, involved in robbing more or less P13 million worth of assorted items in a condominium in Quezon City last month.

QCPD director Police Brig. Gen. Joselito T. Esquivel Jr. identified the arrested suspects as Jimwell Bondoc, 27, of 917 R. Papa Street, Sampaloc, Manila; Eric Eulogio, 44, of 54 Isocrates Street, Vista Verde, Cainta, Rizal; Pierre Lance Lansang, 28, of 32 Gold Land Mansion, 5th Avenue, Barangay Socorro, Cubao; and April Kyle Gonzales, 21, of 067 Zone 6, Barangay San Miguel, Hagonoy, Bulacan.

Prior the police operation, Esquivel said a certain Bernard Cloma, 51, a public relations agent and owner of Unit 2630 and renter of unit 2316 at Tower C Condominium at Mother Ignacia Avenue, Barangay South Triangle, reported to the Kamuning Police Station 10 that he was robbed by unidentified suspects of several items worth more or less P13 million, which he only discovered at about 1:56 a.m. of 28 July 2019.

The QCPD chief said during the investigation, operatives interviewed a certain Security Guard Abello who revealed that the suspect identified as Jimwell Bondoc rented a unit at 1131 Tower A from 19-20 July 2019 and unit 1136 Tower D from 25-27 July 2019. He also revealed that Bondoc was always fetched by a red Toyota Vios with plate number WB 2516 and had already moved out prior to the discovery of the incident.

Verification showed that the Toyota Vios is registered to a certain Dennis Co, of 278 Del Monte Avenue, Barangay St. Peter. During an interview with him, he informed the police that Jimwell Bondoc left with him assorted wristwatches, jewelry and bags for safekeeping. He later revealed to police the whereabouts of the suspect.

Esquivel said operatives then proceeded to Paradise Hotel at 303 Tomas Morato Avenue, Barangay South Triangle, at about 2:30 p.m. 4 August 2019, where Bondoc was seen. He was accosted and he yielded a caliber 9mm pistol with nine ammunition tucked on his waist.

Bondoc then led the team to his room where police operatives saw Eric Eulogio and April Kyle Gonzales engaging in a shabu session. Moreover, a caliber 45 Armscor with seven ammunition and a spare magazine with six ammunition were also seized from Eulogio.

Bondoc revealed that Pierre Lance Lansang, who is another cohort, could be found at Co’s residence. The team then proceeded and also arrested Lansang.

The suspects were brought to the Camp Karingal and during the confrontation Cloma positively identified the wristwatch and shoes worn by Lansang, belt bag worn by Bondoc, and the recovered wristwatches, shoes and bags as among the stolen items in his unit.

Unfortunately, a number of items stolen from the victim, includes 12 pieces of assorted watches amounting to more or less P10 million, assorted bags (Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Goyard, Gucci) amounting to more or less P2 million, assorted perfumes (Jo Malone, Gucci, Hermes) amounting to more or less P100,000, a Supreme backpack amounting to P250,000, cash amounting to P100,000 in foreign currencies comprising 3,000 euros; 5,000 pounds and US 2,000; two BPI passbooks; an old passport; assorted shoes (Nike off white, Yeezy, Gucci, Balenciaga, Fendi, Adidas) amounting to more or less P300,000 and cash amounting to P50,000.

Esquivel said cases of robbery, violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition, and violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, were filed against the suspects before rhe Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office.

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