Police recaptures carnap suspect

MANILA, Philippines -- Operatives of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) managed to recapture a carnap suspect who escaped from their detention unit at the District Anti-Carnaping Unit (DACU) in Camp Karingal, Quezon City on March 15, 2011.

Police said the suspect identified as Nelson Barrientos, who was detained for his alleged involvement in carnaping incidents, was spotted around 5 a.m. on March 26, 2011 within the vicinity of the Q-Mart along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue in Cubao, Quezon City.

After receiving information, DACU chief Police Superintendent Ferdinand Villanueva immediately formed a stakeout group, which was led by DACU deputy chief Police Chief Inspector Rodelio Marcelo.

The operatives said they saw the suspect while trying to purchase a traveling bag apparently intended for his use in going home to Cagayan de Oro City.

Upon securing the vicinity, the operatives immediately arrested the suspect.

Barrientos was brought back to Camp Karingal where he will be waiting for a commitment order from the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 76 for his official transfer to the Quezon City Jail.

In another development, a retired United States (US) Navy man lost almost P500,000 worth of cash and valuables to burglars who broke into his condominium unit in Quezon City Sunday afternoon.

Police investigator PO3 Noel Laguador said burglars were able to break into the unit of Moises Lovinaria, 52, located at the 3rd floor of a condominium building in Madasalin St., Barangay Sikatuna Village.

Lovinaria narrated to probers that he left his unit at around 4 p.m.

But upon his returning home at 7 p.m., he said he found out about the burglary.

The victim who lost two Dell laptops worth P84,000; a Toshiba laptop worth P60,000; a Technomarine watch worth P18,000; Dolce and Gabana watches worth P25,000; Bulgari watch worth P16,000; Casio watch worth P7,000; an Evita watch worth $2,000; gold Mason ring - P25,000; Bulgari platinum pendant - P10,000; a mobile phone worth P4,000; $500 in cash, his United States passport, and other documents.

But police porbers noted that there was no sign of forced entry into the unit of the victim, which they believed to have been opened with a key or an unknown instrument. (With a report from Jeffrey G. Damicog)

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