Three men were arrested on Tuesday after stealing more than P50,000 worth of construction tools and equipment and various cellphones at a construction site on Paterno St. Barangay Pasadena, San Juan City.
The suspects were identified as Germain Santiago Racraquin, 26; Edgar Alabo Villarin, 53; and Joey Meldrid Mante.
The police report said that Racraquin was hired to be a welder at the construction site where the victims Exeuiel Baguno Cernechez; Rolando Manuel Sto. Domingo; and Rofo Edrial Ogina found out that a number of construction tools and cellphones were missing and Racraquin was nowhere to be found.
The victims then reported the theft to the San Juan Police who then conducted a follow-up operation that led to the arrest of Racraquin who admitted to the crime and pinpointed where he sold the stolen items, leading to the arrest of Villarin and Mante at a junkshop in Barangay Rivera.
Recovered from the suspects were a Bosch electric grinder worth P12,000, Bosch and Makita electric drill worth P9,000 each, and a 70m stranded wire worth P7,990.
The missing cellphones, a Xiaomi Note 9 Pro worth P 7,999 and a Real Me C11 worth P 4,990 were not recovered.
Racraquin was charged with qualified theft while Villarin and Mante were charged for violations of the anti-fencing law.