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Aljur Abrenica’s home, 2 shops robbed of P800K in cash, valuables in QC

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ALJUR Abrenica

MANILA, Philippines — Thieves took advantage of the long Holy Week break to burglarize a GMA Network talent’s unattended home and two shops, including a money remittance center and a beauty products store, of close to P800,000 of cash and valuables in Quezon City.

The burglaries were only discovered on Black Saturday upon the victims’ return from their holidays.

Actor Aljur Abrenica, 23, found his house on Scout Fernandez Street in Barangay (village) Sacred Heart ransacked of close to P600,000 worth of cash, jewelry and high-end electronic devices, when he and his family returned early Saturday from a trip.

Abrenica told Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Kamuning station investigators that he and his family had locked up and left their home unattended at around 5 p.m. of March 27 (Holy Wednesday) for a vacation.

But when the family returned at around 3 a.m. of Black Saturday, Abrenica said that the main door had been forced open and an inspection of the second floor rooms showed that the intruders had taken valuables.

Senior Police Officer 1 Jose Soriano, case investigator, said that the lock of the main door had been jimmied open and that the entire second floor was found in complete disarray, with the burglars apparently sorting out the valuable items they could take from the three rooms.

Abrenica reported as stolen P150,000 cash; US$800 (approximately worth P32,644); P250,000 worth of jewelry; as well as two laptop computers and four high-end mobile phones all worth P135,000.

Meanwhile, burglars struck from Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday to break into a commercial building and loot the closed shops of two tenants of nearly P200,000 cash.

The Western Union money remittance center and the HBC (Home of Beauty Exclusives) Inc., both housed at the Splash Arcade at the corner of Tuayan Street and Quezon Avenue in Barangay (village) Tatalon, lost earnings kept inside their respective vaults.

The QCPD Galas station commander, Superintendent Norberto Babagay, said that the break-in might have happened sometime between 6 p.m. of Thursday and 6:30 a.m. of Saturday while the shops were closed and unguarded for the religious holidays.

Babagay said that the burglars used bolt cutters to get through iron grills and then to the stores’ vaults. The burglary was discovered when HBC cashier Maria Cristina Oclos and security guard Ian Rosalejos opened the stores for business on Black Saturday.

According to the station commander, apart from taking the HBC’s two-day earnings of close to P70,000 cash the thieves looted the store of merchandise. Western Union, he said, lost some P115,000 cash; a wireless internet transmitter; and a mobile phone charger.


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Tags: Burglary , Crime , Entertainment , GMA Network , Holidays , Holy Week , metro , news , Robbery

  • ranjoranido

    wow, daming nakuha.

  • boymanok

    poor aljon….tsk tsk tsk…well, its more fun in the philippines!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=823708396 Katkatz Dizon

      aljon jimenez?lol! c aljur ang nanakawan.

      • boymanok

        acheche!…aljur nga pala…sori po..lol

  • eyeshield

    madaming krimen ang nangyayri pag HOLY WEEK kaysa sa laban ni pacman…dapat PACMAN week nlng lagi. paHOLY HOLY pa..wala namang naHUHULI, lagi nlng HULI ang mga pulis. :p

  • http://www.facebook.com/jane.tan.3367174 Jane Tan

    imo investigate the travel agency Abrenica went to… seems like an inside job when the burglars know that the house will be unoccupied.

    • marienkind

      Or, you know, they followed his twitter account.

    • ryq24

      Or maybe someone in his family brag to the neighbor that they are going on a vacation.

  • marienkind

    See people, when you keep on checking in with your FB, instagram and 4square accounts, you’re just making it too easy for akyat bahay gangs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Dave/100002652591817 William Dave

    never leave your home unattended. always have somebody to look after your house. dogs are a lot of help too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003498754650 Juan Delacruz

    shameful reality.

  • Guest

    its always on news not to leave your house with no one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sollie-Sinson/1798565059 Sollie Sinson

    its always on the news not to leave your house unattended. at least one person should be on guard

  • GustoKoHappyKa

    Nawala yung laptop…baka biglang may lumabas na “scandal” :P



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