Monday, March 12, 2018

[caption id="attachment_139892" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Officers from Police Station 10 patrol at BanggaTotong in Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City on Saturday, March 10. Councilor Sonya Verdeflor says the city police must intensify their visibility operations in churches across Bacolod. ELBOW BCPO[/caption]

BACOLOD City – The city council wants the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) to intensify its police visibility operations in churches across the city.

This after theft incidents were reported to have victimized some parishioners.

The city council approved last week a resolution requesting BCPO officer-in-charge Francisco Ebreo to address the matter.

Resolution proponent Councilor Sonya Verdeflor said this is to ward off “bad elements from victimizing unsuspecting, innocent worshippers/members of the congregation.”

“The most recent reported case is that of two students of St. John’s Institute in this city who reported that their bags were stolen at the Redemptorist Church along B.S. Aquino Drive in Barangay 5 around 9 a.m. on Feb.23,” Verdelfor added.

The victims, who were minors, were practicing for an activity in the church when their bags – containing cellphones and other important items – went missing, a police report showed.

The minors told the police that a man took their bags.

Police were still identifying the suspect, Verdeflor said./PN

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