Man nabbed for stealing cocks

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Police arrested one of the three suspects who stole four cocks evening of Sept 10, 2018 in Lonoy village here.

Gerald Ibanez, 20, of Brgy. Cogon here is now detained at the Roxas City police station, while his two colleagues, Tisoy Navarrete and Jun-Jun dela Cruz, both of Estancia, Iloilo remain at large.

According to Raffy Ortega, owner of the stolen cocks, it was his brother Ryan Ortega who noticed the missing fowls.

While they were talking about the stolen cocks, they have heard a motorcycle that was about to leave a few meters away from the national highway.

Ortega and his brother immediately proceeded to the highway and saw Ibanez.

They also saw two other unidentified persons who hurriedly boarded a motorcycle.

The Ortega brothers became suspicious of Ibanez when they asked him about the incident, prompting them to call for police assistance.

When they frisked the suspect, they found out feathers inside his jacket. They also saw some scratches on the suspect’s body, which are believed to have been clawed by the cocks.

During the interrogation, Ibanez admitted that four cocks were placed inside the sack and thrown in the rice field.

When they examined the sack, they found out that one of the four cocks was already dead.

Police later recovered eight more fowls from Ibanez’s house.

Meanwhile, Ibanez denied that he stole the cocks.

 

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