Written by Bert Dalida
Be cautious when letting somebody you don’t know stay or live at your home for security reasons.
This is as a minor, suspected for stealing in the island of Boracay was caught by security guards at the Caticlan Port earlier this morning.
According to Provincial Guard 2 Richard Alair of the Caticlan Jetty Port, a sibling of a girl whose bag was stolen early in the morning at Barangay Balabag asked for their help hoping for the suspect to be caught.
Alair and his colleagues responded right away to take hold of the young suspect based on the description given to them.
The minor was successfully apprehended at the RoRo terminal as he was about to board a 2Go ship.
It was learned that the suspect tried to buy a 2go ticket but was refused because he was underage; he then opted to ask an adult to buy the ticket for him.
Meanwhile, the stolen bag containing more than 5,000 pesos and other belongings was recovered.
The 12-year-old thief, who is from La Carlota, Negros Occidental, is now in the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Before the incident, the victim, out of goodwill, has said to have just let the child suspect stay in her house.
Translated by Shelah Casiano