CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The Central Luzon police stepped up their efforts to prevent possible looting and burglary as enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) remains in effect.
Police regional director Brig. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia said because of the “no work, no pay” situation and curtailed movement of the public, they are anticipating that desperate individuals may turn to looting and even robbery of unguarded commercial establishments including supermarkets, grocery stores, warehouses and food banks due to scarcity of essential supply or basic commodities.
“Our contingency plans are in place against crimes against property since some owners of establishments have decided to temporarily stop their operations while some have limited hours of operations and there are no security personnel on guard,” Sermonia added.
Meanwhile, Sermonia said at least 1,042 individuals without documents were denied entry at the boundaries of Region 3.