A professor from the Faculty of Engineering almost lost two laptops and some personal belongings after an outsider shattered the window of his car parked in front of the Miguel de Benavides Library last October 25.

The suspect was caught by UST security guards just as he was about to board a jeepney bound for Quiapo.

A Graduate School student, Sister Anna T. Nguyen Koan, happened to pass by when she saw a man smash the rear right quadrant window of the red Toyota Revo owned by Engr. Cristino Carbonell, and take three bags inside. Sister Koan immediately informed the security guards stationed at the Central Library who, in turn, alerted Edilberto Repizo and Eduard Tiu, guards assigned at the Dapitan gate.

The guards quickly responded and caught the suspect, Angelito Cortez, a resident of Alvarez St., Sampaloc.

The bags contained two laptops, a mobile phone, and an MP3 player.

Policemen arrived late and brought the suspect to the Sampaloc Police Station for further questioning. He was then brought to the Philippine General Hospital for a medical exam, where he attempted an escape.

With thieves lurking around the campus, UST security officers advised faculty members, students and visitors to avoid leaving valuable belongings inside cars, especially those with lightly tinted windows.

Police Sr. Insp. Ariel Caramoan, who led the responding team to the University, assured that policemen are on constant patrol within and outside UST.

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