Jobless woman held for stealing goats

February 25, 2024 Steve A. Gosuico 137 views

SAN JOSE CITY – A 32-year-old jobless woman was arrested while her alleged male cohort eluded arrest after authorities responded to a theft incident wherein two live goats worth P13,000 were stolen and loaded into the suspect’s tricycle in this city on Saturday.

City police head Lt. Col. Ariel V. Enriquez said the alleged theft incident transpired at the compound of Sherly Mendoza, 40, of Zone 4, Bgy. Tayabo at 3:50 p.m. on Saturday.

Enriquez said the suspect is a 32-year-old woman, and her cohort is a 39-year-old man, a rice mill helper, both of Zone 3, Bgy. Calaocan, this city.

Initial investigation showed that her relative Emerson Mendoza, 34, ran after the two suspects who boarded a Kawasaki Bajaj tricycle after stealing two live goats from their compound.

Mendoza then immediately sought help from the nearby police community precinct in Bgy. Kita-Kita, resulting in the arrest of the woman and the recovery of the two goats and a bladed samurai from the suspect’s tricycle.

Police are still conducting pursuit operations against the male suspect while charges for theft and illegal possession of bladed weapon are being readied for inquest-filing against the woman before the City Prosecutor’s Ofice.