Zenny Dondoyano Bazarte : Robbery and Stabbing of Pizza Employee Solved in Less Than an Hour

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : THE robbery and stabbing incident that took place on Friday, December 1, 2023, involving a female employee of a pizza company, has been swiftly resolved within an hour of the crime taking place. The victim, identified as Zenny Dondoyano Bazarte, a 40-year-old resident of Cansabusab, Poro town, Camotes Island, temporarily resided in Don Gil Garcia street, Barangay Capitol Site in Cebu City.

Tragically, Bazarte succumbed to her injuries sustained from multiple stab wounds and was rushed to the nearest hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The alleged assailant, Kino Bacarro Aying, a 25-year-old delivery rider from Barangay Talima, Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City, was once a coworker of the victim.

Police Captain Mark Don Alfred Leanza, the chief of the Abellana Police Station, coordinated a prompt response upon receiving a distress call from the victim’s colleagues at Alberto’s Pizza. Leanza initiated a hot pursuit operation to track down the suspect, who was later apprehended in Sitio Sadpa, Barangay Sambag 2 in Cebu City.

The witnesses’ descriptions of Aying, emphasizing his distinct features of large eyes and a long chin, made it easier for the authorities to identify and locate him swiftly. Leanza expressed gratitude for the cooperation of the witnesses, stating, “We were able to apprehend him swiftly because we spoke with the witnesses right away. It’s easy to recognize him, because according to them he has large eyes and a long chin, and he was merely walking.”

During the arrest, the police successfully recovered the stolen money, amounting to P197,050, as well as the knife used in the crime. Further investigation conducted at the Abellana Police Station 2 revealed that the victim was responsible for managing the funds of her coworkers, who were participating in a paluwagan, an informal savings and lending program, for their Christmas celebration.

Police Captain Leanza commended the five officers under his command for their efficient work in swiftly apprehending the suspect. The resolution of this tragic incident brings some closure to the victim’s family and friends, although the impact of this senseless act of violence will undoubtedly be felt for a long time.

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