RESPONDING to a recent clamor from the residents in Jose Panganiban, the municipal government has deployed more policemen patrol at night to forestall any plan by the “Akyat-bahay” gang operating in the community.
The nightly “ronda” gets support from baranggay officials and members, according to a source from the local police headquarters,
Residents in the poblacion have complained about recent break-and-enter incidents, which they alleged were carried out by the local “Akyat-bahay” gang using minors.
It was said that minors were being used by the culprits as they could not be criminally charged under the law if caught for being minors.
The local government has urged Mambulaoans to be vigilant against these culprits, who have also been targeting houses whose owners are away.
The local police have encouraged robbery victims to file formal complaints against the suspects so they could act accordingly.
Residents have also been urged to report any robbery incidents to the police by having the incidents formally recorded in the official blotter.