2 of 9 Camarines Sur jail escapees surrender-A A +A
Saturday, November 2, 2013
TWO of the nine fugitives who bolted out of the Tinangis Penal Farm in Pili, Camarines Sur have surrendered to authorities Friday afternoon in Bulacan, police said.
Superintendent Joel Estaris, San Jose del Monte police chief, said the relatives of fugitives Muriel San Joaquin and Erwin Capus sent surrender feelers to radio station dzMM, which in turn coordinated with the chief of police of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.
"Actually effort po ito ng San Jose del Monte PNP (Philippine National Police) at dzMM radio. Na-contact po namin pamilya nila through that radio station, na gusto na nga po sumuko nung dalawa," Estaris said.
Police said Capus and San Joaquin with seven others escaped after they cut off the grills of their detention cell. They escaped at around 12 a.m.
Estaris said that based on San Joaquin's testimony, they did not plan the escape and they just followed the other inmates on their way out.
"Nagutom na sila, wala naman silang pera na pambili ng pagkain. Wala silang makain," Estaris said.
Capuz is facing illegal possession of illegal drugs case while San Joaquin is charged with carnapping.
The seven other who are still at large include Roland Negrido, charged with murder; Eugene Brutas (possession of illegal drugs), Lloyd Gilford Embile (robbery), Rolly Cabaltera (rape), Richard Tell (statutory rape), Juan Polidario (illegal possession of firearms) and Kalim Padillo, (frustrated murder).
Police have launched a manhunt for the seven hardcore criminals. (Sunnex)