A 24-year old woman believed to be 5 months pregnant is now detained at Cagayan de Oro City Police Station No. 1 (Divisoria) after being nabbed by security personnel at St. Augustine’s Cathedral for stealing a churchgoer’s bag.
In a report by SunStar CDO, the victim was praying inside the church when the suspect sat beside her and grabbed her bag. The victim resisted but later let go of her bag after the suspect threatened her that a companion was waiting outside and will shoot her. The suspect hurriedly went outside while the victim sought help from bystanders on the whereabouts of the suspect who was wearing a red shirt.
One witness told her the woman went inside the parking lot of the church where the suspect was caught with the help of church security. The victim got her bag back and the suspect was turned over to the police.
Lessons learned – always keep your belongings close to you wherever you are.