Sunday, November 06, 2011

Armed men torch heavy equipment in Davao Sur

CAMP PANACAN, Davao City- Six unidentified armed men torched on Friday night the heavy equipment of a construction firm doing the rehabilitation of the Davao-Cotabato national highway at Barangay Dolo, Bansalan, Davao del Sur.

Major Jacob Thaddeus Obligado, commanding officer of the 10th Civil-Military Operations Battalion, said the armed men destroyed a grader, backhoe and a roller owned by the CNQC Construction firm.

Obligado said the armed men also took away the .38 caliber hand gun of Marlon Auza who was guarding the equipment at the time.

The perpetrators fled on board two motorcycles.

Members of the 39th Infantry Battalion and the Davao del Sur Police Office are tracking down the suspects.

Obligado said investigators are looking at the extortion angle behind the incident. - PNA

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