First Posted 07:28 AM 09/19/2023
Almeria, Biliran— At least P40, 000 in cash and about P5000 of goods was carted away by unidentified suspects during a robbery of a mini grocery about 2:00 in the morning on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 in Brgy. Matanggo, of this municipality.
Police identified the store owner as Erlinda Dela Peña, 59, widow, businesswoman a resident of Brgy. Matanggo, Almeria, Biliran.
The local police said that at around 6:20 in the morning on Tuesday, they received a call from the victim informing them that her store was forcibly entered by an unidentified person. Personnel of Almeria MPS immediately responded to the place of incident to verify the veracity of the report.
The police who conducted an investigation disclosed that at about 3:00 in the morning on the same day, the victim was awakened by his truck driver informing them that her store was already open when they arrived at their house. When they checked inside the store, they found out that her money amounting to more or less P40,000 and assorted cigarettes amounting to P5,000.00 were missing. The police added that the unidentified suspect gained entry into the store by destroying the door of the grocery.
A thorough investigation for possible identification of the suspects is being conducted by the local police.