Fake Cops barge into La Union home, cart away handguns, goat

TUBAO, La Union, Aug. 14 – Five men who identified themselves as police officers in pursuit of two fugitives  barged into the house of a 28-year-old woman in the village of Loren here and carted away two hand guns, assorted bullets and a male goat.

No search warrant was shown by the men to the house-owner, Josefina Esguerra, who went to the police here and filed a trespassing complaint against them. She told the police that the intruders introduced themselves as members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) before entering her house last Friday afternoon.

Esguerra also told the police that one of the suspects introduced himself as “SPO4 Gacayan” and that he and his companions forcibly opened her residence, telling her that the fugitives were wanted for robbery and that they were hiding in her house.

Esguerra said she asked the men to show her a search warrant, but the intruders could not show her one, but instead forced her to sign a “form” stating that she would not file court charges..

The suspects fled on board two separate cars, a Toyota Innova and Fortuner with unknown red plate numbers.

The Tubao Municipal Police are further investigating and coordinating with the CIDG Ilocos office with respect to the true identifications of both the two fugitives and the suspects. NPN-northboundasia.com