Stolen Church Materials Recovered – SUNSTAR

President Elmer Calaguas of Barangay Mabiga, Mabalacat, Police Lt. Col. Abraham Abayari and other barangay leaders display the salvaged audio system, which was stolen from a church in San Rafael in said village.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO Police recently recovered stolen material from a church in Barangay Mabiga, Mabalacat City.

Audio equipment such as a mixer and a wireless microphone were stolen from the parish church of San Rafael Arkanghel on September 10, 2022.

The church leadership appealed for the public’s help in recovering the items via their Facebook page the same day.

More than a month later, a private citizen handed over the said items to the Mabalacat town police station.

Authorities said the private citizen, who requested anonymity, may have purchased said equipment from vendors without knowing it had been stolen.

The buyer then saw the Facebook post which prompted him to coordinate with the local police.

Father Olet Lopez, priest of the said church, confirmed that the objects were those stolen based on the inventory number pasted on the equipment.

He expressed his gratitude to the private citizen and the police of the city of Mabalacat for their action which made it possible to recover the equipment of the church.

Mabalacat town police chief Abraham Abayari said the suspects in the robbery case had already been identified but were still at large as of yesterday.

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