Thursday, June 08, 2006

Montalba identifies six of 11 small-time crime groups in Oro

POLICE identified six of 11 crime groups specializing on burglary and robbery as they continued a crackdown of suspected petty crime suspects in the city.

"They are enemies of peace and order," said deputy city police director Antonio Montalba.

Montalba identified some of the crime groups as Lipat Bahay, Akyat Bahay, Buray-Buklay group, Pukot Gang, Salisi Gang, Tiempo Gang.

There are other groups specializing on snatching, robbery and the sale of Rugby (solvent).

"Many of them are operating in the villages and subdivisions," said Montalba.

He said many of the suspects are from nearby towns.

"The operations would continue,’’ said Montalba.
On Monday night, police carried out another ‘‘saturation drive,’’ rounding up six suspects in the process.

The group of police officers who raided Isla Delta last week were responsible for Monday’s operation.

Monday’s raid, carried out around 7:30 p.m. in Barangay Lapasan, came only a few hours after the city council passed a resolution expressing dismay over the performance of city police director Senior
Supt. Aurelio Trampe.

Anti-Theft and Robbery Section chief Mario Pelaez said the six suspects yielded items that are believed to have been stolen.

Pelaez identified the suspects as Ello Sambas, 19; Leonardo Atencio, 30; Danilo Pardillo, 32; and Jannette Gabatan, 24. The names of the two others are being withheld because they are minors.

Cases were already filed in court against most of those who were arrested last Friday.

Some of those invited for questioning last Friday were already released because there was insufficient evidence against them.

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