Painter Tagged in Robbery in Lakawon Island Beach Resort

A painter who hastily left Sunday from Lakawon Island Beach Resort and Spa is the person of interest (POI) in the robbery of jewelries and cash on Sunday in Barangay Cadiz Viejo, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.

The victim is the former mayor of Pagadian City in Zamboanga Del Sur and his wife.

The incident was discovered around 7:00 a.m. Sunday, when the suspect gained entrance at the window of the Junior Suite comfort room the couple was renting.

The couple decided to stay in the island resort to attend the wedding of their friends in Negros Occidental.

They were identified as: Samuel Sy Co, 51, married, businessman and former City Mayor of Pagadi-an City in Zamboanga Del Sur and his wife Priscilla Ann Co, 49, businesswoman, both of 50 Lapu-lapu Street, Magallanes Village, Makati City in Metro Manila.

The couple lost more or less P3-million worth of jewelries and cash to an unidentified suspect. They discovered the robbery after Mayor Samuel Co returned to the cottage to get his wristwatch after a friend invited them to go swimming.

Cadiz City police disclosed that they are focusing their attention to the unidentified painter from Pulupandan town who immediately left on Sunday without permission from his foreman.

Police Chief Inspector Rocky Desear, Cadiz City OIC police chief said the couple reported the incident to Cadiz City Police Office accompanied by the resort owner, businessman Vladi Gonzales.

The victims declared to police authorities their missing items as the following; one set earrings (Diamond Stud, 3 carats per earrings) worth P900,000.00; (1) one tennis/eternity bracelet (Diamond) worth P1,500,000.00; (1) one bangle/Bulgari (Diamond) worth P200,000.00; (1) one set earrings (white and green diamonds); (1) one bracelet (white and green diamonds); (1) necklace with pendant (white and green diamonds) worth all P500,000.00.

One (1) pair hoop earrings (white gold with diamonds) worth P50, 000.00; (1) one white gold men’s Rolex with diamonds worth P500, 000.00; (1) one gold with diamonds cross pendant and gold chain worth P50, 000.00; (1) one white gold diamond ring for men worth P100, 000.00; (1) one set pearl white earrings worth P50, 000.00 and cash amounting P15,000.00 with a total of P3, 315, 000, 00.

Police is now investigating the robbery.*


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