CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan de Oro City: A fake “frontliner” was arrested on suspicion of robbing a hospital in Bukidnon with a cash amount of P 59,250.
In a report to the police regional office here Saturday, the suspect was identified as Janroy Labita y Lagdao, 29, single, of Purok 3B, Can-ayan, Malaybalay City.
Malaybalay Chief of Police L/Col. Jerry A. Tambis, said that the police investigators recovered P 55,000 of various denomination from the suspect.
The amount is already short of P4,250 cash, Tambis said.
Tambis said that the CCTV footage showed the suspect wearing the frontliner’s “personal protective equipment” (PPE) when he destroyed and emptied the hospital’s vault about 8:44 in the evening on May 18, 2021.
On May 19, 2021, the hospital cashier Jovelyn Gamao y Realda, 52, reported to the police that the vault located in the hospital’s medical director was destroyed with the cash amount of P 59,250 missing.
Tambis said that in the CCTV footage, Gamao identified the suspect who disguised himself as a frontliner by wearing the prescribed PPE for medical personnel.
He said that the police immediately launched a follow up operations that led to the arrest of the suspect. -0-