Snatcher in Tabunok, Talisay Caught with Help of CCTV Cameras

A snatcher who stole a cellphone from a woman in Barangay Tabunok, Talisay City was arrested by the police on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, thanks to the CCTV cameras installed by the barangay officials.

The suspect, identified as Jeemel CabaƱero, was nabbed in a follow-up operation in Sitio Mananga 1, in the same barangay, two days after he snatched the cellphone of a 31-year-old woman in Tabunok.

The victim reported the incident to the police and provided a description of the suspect. The police then coordinated with the barangay officials, who have recently unveiled their command center equipped with CCTV cameras.

The command center was able to capture the image of the suspect and confirm his identity. The police then traced his whereabouts and arrested him.

Talisay City Mayor Samsam Gullas lauded the efforts of the police and the barangay officials for their quick and effective response to the crime. He also expressed his gratitude to the new police chief PLtCol. Wayne Magbanua for leading the operation.

Gullas also said that he hopes to equip more barangays with their own command centers to help fight crime in their areas. He said that CCTV cameras are a vital tool in deterring and solving crimes, as well as ensuring public safety.

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