Double whammy! Garbin loses Rolex, Patek Philippe watches in robbery

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Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Alfredo Garbin lost half a million pesos and three luxury watches when his home was robbed Sunday (December 23), a day after fellow Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe was killed.

According to a police report, the robbery occurred at around 9:35 a.m. at Garbin’s residence in Legazpi City, Albay. The robber entered Garbin’s residence through the awning-type window of a comfort room located on the second floor.

Stolen from Garbin was a bag containing cash and checks amounting t around P500,000, a Rolex wristwatch and two Patek Philippe timepieces.

At the time of the robbery, Garbin was at the Legazpi airport to meet House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who flew in to attend Batocabe’s wake.

Batocabe was killed Saturday (December 22) when he was shot eight times by an unidentified gunman after a gift-giving activity in Barangay Burgos, Daraga, Albay. His bodyguard was also killed in the incident.