Man caught for stealing fighting cocks, turkeys

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A man is in the slammer for allegedly stealing fighting cocks morning of August 27, 2018 in Lawaan village here.

Christian Alojado, 27, was placed under citizens’ arrest when he tried to evade an entrapment operation.

Alojado is accused of stealing the fighting cocks of Ramonito Hierro, 28, a mechanic and a resident of Brgy. Lawaan.

Police investigation disclosed that Hierro discovered that his ten fighting cocks and eight turkeys went missing.

Hierro immediately reported to the Roxas City PNP and talked to the investigator.

Afterwards, Romedion Javillo, 54, and a resident of the same village, gave information that Alojado stole the fowls. The investigator then planned to entrap the suspect by sending him a text message.

Alojado agreed to meet with the poseur-buyer in front of Banko Sentral at Brgy. Baybay.

The investigator, together with Hierro and his relatives, tagged along.

But Alojado changed his mind and did not show up at their meeting place. The police and the complainant then proceeded to Altavas Subdivision in Brgy. Baybay.

Shortly later, a minor boy came and revealed that the fighting cocks were hidden in a swamp. The team immediately proceeded to the area and recovered the seven fighting cocks inside a sack.

The police investigator then instructed Javillo to contact the suspect and ask for his whereabouts but to no avail.

The investigator and the victim together with his relatives looked for the suspect in Baybay village and on that juncture, Jose Alojado, 28, of Brgy. Lawaan spotted the suspect and they chased him.

Some residents helped corner Alojado.

The suspect admitted to the investigator that he sold some and cooked one of the fighting cocks.

The turkeys were also sold to a driver of a certain Inday Sunny but these were all recovered.

Alojado is now detained at the Roxas City Police Station.

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