Earnings in Japan Lost At Home

Police do not discount the possibility of an inside job following the loss of more than P200,000 of a lady overseas worker.

Julieta Cañete Baga, 22, single, of Barangay Casate this town told police probers that when she woke up early Monday dawn, the travelling bag containing her earnings abroad was nowhere to be found. Accordingly, it was placed at her bedside while asleep with some close relatives.

Lost were Philippine money worth P75,000; 31 pieces of Japanese Yen bills with exchange value about P158,000; and jewelry worth P15,000.

The victim had just arrived from Japan working accordingly as a salesgirl.

Police investigator PO2 Luis Rotol said the emptied travelling bag was later recovered early in the morning on the same day along the national highway barely 500 meters away from the victim's residence.

Rotol also said they have already established identities of some suspects now under their surveillance.

Investigation further disclosed that the suspect gained entrance at the window of the victim's bedroom. Said window, accordingly, can easily be unlocked from outside. Moreover, outside and below the window are piles of sawn lumber, Rotol said.- News Archive in Ubay, Bohol - 2004