Solving Robbery Cases

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Solving Robbery Cases


Byline: Romeo V Pefianco

(Editors note: Robbery cases are viewed differently to get fast decisions, because law enforcers, prosecutors, and judges have homes and property to protect.)

Good neighbors interviewed by the NBI and PNP investigators gave a clear description of a pedicab driver and his friends who robbed and killed a foreign affairs official last April 24 at Makati.

Getting involved

Many of us dont want to get involved in solving violent crimes in the neighborhood for obvious reasons the danger of exposing ourselves as prospective witnesses in court. But efficient sleuthing depends on accurate accounts by persons who saw the "invasion" of a peaceful home.

With the arrest of three suspects this week 14 days after the crime we can only wait for the case to be tried. From all appearances, theres solid evidence, according to prosecutors, like a camera recovered from one suspect, to get a verdict of "guilty" for one of the highest crimes in the Penal Code. The three suspects also admitted their part in the robbery and killing of the homeowner.

Smiling suspect

One of the three presented to prime-time TV was smiling as he told investigators, "They did not mean to kill the homeowner but wanted only to scare her into fetching R20,000 for them."

Our penal laws consider all persons fully responsible for a crime even if they intended a joke. Robbing and killing a homeowner carry a severe punishment of reclusion perpetua (20 years and one day to 40 years) to death for ROBBERY WITH HOMICIDE. The penalty is no joking matter after the trial judge or his clerk has read the sentence. (It is more serious than murder.)

Dr. Sese and my emergency room visit

Breaking news! Dr. Ross F. Sese, internal medicine specialist, of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital requested the emergency room (ER) doctors to assist ME yes, this author after my wife called his secretary. It was nearing 12 noon when I told the little woman by cellphone that my "state of health was questionable."

She accompanied me to the ER that had received instructions from Dr. Sese on "how to deal with old boys like me." I told the ER staff I would agree to anything, except injections. My blood pressure was taken and the nurse said, "NOT normal." They examined my heart via ECG but did not give out the results. …

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