MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga – Police officers tracked down and arrested five suspected burglars in San Manuel, Tarlac, after Global Positioning System (GPS) software installed in one of the cellphones they stole gave the whereabouts to the lawyers.
Tarlac Police Director Colonel Renante Cabico identified the arrested suspects as 21-year-old Angelito Obana; Marlon Valdez, 22; Derrick Almazan, 24; Joseph Régusante, 21 years old; and a 17 year old man.
The investigation showed that a certain Alfie Tangca returned to his home at Barangay San Felipe in San Manuel around 6:30 p.m. on July 27 and found his residence ransacked. Two wristwatches, three cell phones, two cases of beer and 10,000 pesos in cash were missing.
The victim immediately reported the incident to San Manuel Police and helped them locate one of the missing phones via GPS.
As soon as the GPS showed the location of the missing phone, police went to a rice mill also located in Barangay San Felipe and found the suspects and the stolen items inside the building.
Cabico said the inventory of stolen items was carried out in the presence of village officials.
He said the arrested suspects were facing robbery charges.
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