By Marisol Bo-oc | 03:16 PM July 30, 2022

A construction worker who robbed and stabbed a woman in Barangay Tangnan in Panglao town was arrested in a police operation on Friday night, July 30.

Police officers from Panglao arrested
Dante Cordilla Somoban, 45, a native of Sagbayan town.

Major Andie Corpus, acting chief of Panglao Police Station, said Somoban was positively identified by the victim, Diosebel Bondalo Carpintero, 26, a medical call assistant and a resident of Barangay Tangnan in Panglao.

Carpintero was on her way home when suddenly a black motorcycle blocked her way.

Somoban attempted to grab her bag but the victim resisted. He instead stabbed Carpintero who called for help.

The victim was then brought to Gov. Celestino Gallares Hospital for immediate medical attention.

Panglao police led by Major Andie Liquit Corpus conducted continuous follow up investigation which resulted to the arrest of Somoban after he was positively identified by the victim as the same person who blocked her motorcycle, grabbed her bag and stabbed her.

The motorcycle used by the suspect was also recovered and confirmed by the victim as the same motorcycle used by the suspect during the incident. The said motorcycle without a plate number was left abandoned at the road side of Barangay Libaong, Panglao.

By Bohol Island News

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