By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) acting director, Police Senior Superintendent Jack Wanky, announced his agency is looking to reduce the number of theft and robbery cases in the city, following a string of cases that have occurred in the past few days.
He said local police station commanders have been ordered to maintain police visibility on the street, especially at night, when hold-ups and crimes committed by riding-in-tandem suspects often occur.
Meanwhile, BCPO spokesperson, Police Superintendent Noel Polines, advised city residents to be aware of their own security and recommended they avoid poorly-lit areas at night, particularly where there are no other people around.
He also suggested not carrying expensive merchandise or valuables.
Polines added, if victimized, one must come forward and file a case.
He explained, if no charges are filed, the suspect will be released and will likely commit the crime again./DGB, WDJ