Dutch National Robbed; British Drowned

A Dutch national was robbed by two female and two male suspects along Burgos Street in Barangay 12, Bacolod City, Saturday night.

Bacolod Police Station 1 operatives who responded to the scene, named the victim as Jalal Azimi, 53, divorced and presently staying at Midtown Hotel at Rizal- Lacson Streets at downtown.

P02 Rafael Candaso and other police officers of station 1, under P/Sr. Insp. Leo Estopa, responded to the scene of the crime. They said the victim was riding in a tricycle with a certain “Rose”, an alleged pimp, and a minor named “Cassandra”.

Policemen said, two male suspects identified as a certain “Alex and Toto Lapu” who were following the foreigner and the two girls, shot the victim with a firearm and then took away his bag containing his passport, ID Card of his helper, BDO Credit Card (Dollar and Peso accounts), a Sony Experia cellphone (black), cash amounting to more or less P150,000.00, three credit cards under U.K London, a Rolex watch and a gold necklace.

Police investigators believed that the four were conniving with each other. They robbed the Dutch national and they fled together in a tricycle.

Police said the complainant refused twice to seek medical assistance offered by medics (117 and 911), and also did not want to be confined in a hospital, and was uncooperative to police officers investigating the case.

British National Drowned. Meanwhile, a British national got drowned in Sitio Cabcab in Barangay Mayabon in Zamboanguita town in Negros Oriental Friday morning.

Police named the victim as Stephen Ward, 37, single and temporarily residing at THADS place in Sitio Mayabon in the town.

There are no details on how he got drowned but the place is near the shoreline .

When policemen responded he was already brought to the shoreline and was being revived with CPR by his companion.

He was brought to the Holy Child Hospital in Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental but was pronounced dead-on-arrival by Dr. Ylvirose Dollete.

The police is investigating the incident and also informed the British Embassy of the incident.*(CMGarde)



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