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‘Burglar’ killed in city

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III

An alleged intruder was killed when he was ganged up on by the occupants of the house he had barged into in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City, at about 4:20 a.m. yesterday.

P/Major Jun Ray Batadlan, Station 4 commander, said Ernesto Vallejo, 35, of Ilang-ilang Street in the barangay, died on the spot from multiple stab wounds.

Investigation conducted by P/SSgt Renante Flores showed that house owner Quentin Limbaga, 65, was awakened by the sound of the alarm system installed and when he got up, he saw Vallejo opening a drawer in the house.

Limbaga told the police that he went back to his room and roused his son, Czedrian, 19, but Vallejo attacked him with a steel pipe.

He said that his son tried to wrestle the pipe from Vallejo but he was hit with it before the intruder ran out of the room.

The elder Limbaga added that they followed Vallejo, who took out a knife and stabbed him.

The younger Limbaga ran upstairs and sought the help of his elder brother, Steven, 39, and Vallejo also tried to stab him, forcing his father to get his katana, or Japanese sword, and repeatedly stab the intruder.

Vallejo was positively identified by his mother, Dyesebel, and his body was brought to the Abe Funeral Homes while the Limbagas were rushed to the Riverside Medical Center for treatment.

Batadlan said that Vallejo was arrested in May 2019 for illegal gambling but had no theft or robbery record in the police station.

He said that the family of Vallejo was no longer interested to file charges against the Limbagas.*

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