MABALACAT -- One of the suspects in the recent robbery of a gasoline station in nearby Angeles City is also being linked to a previous robbery incident in this town.
Islan Garcia, 27, of No. 38 Paraiso, Sindalan in the City of San Fernando is also being linked to the robbery last month of Flying V gas station in Barangay Santa Ines, here.
Superintendent Rolly Mendoza, Mabalacat police officer-in-charge, said Garcia is believed to be one of the two suspects who robbed the fuel station.
Garcia was also tagged as one of the four suspects who allegedly robbed the Central Gasoline Station in Barangay Balibago, Angeles City at dawn on February 15.
According to Mendoza, Garcia was identified by one of the gasoline boys who were able to see the closed circuit television recording of the Central Fuel Station.
Mendoza said t they will charge Garcia and a John Doe with robbery.
On February 20, Garcia was apprehended by elements of the Magalang town police for alleged possession of drugs and hand firearms.
Senior Superintendent Danilo Bautista, Angeles City police officer-in- charge, said Garcia was identified because of the closed circuit television installed at the fuel station owned by Councilor Ares Yabut.
A security guard was killed in the heist and some P21,000 were carted away by the suspects.
Superintendent Henry Flores, Magalang police chief, said Garcia was arrested when he tried to avoid a police checkpoint established in Barangay Santa Cruz in this town.
Flores said they have filed before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office at least two cases against Garcia. These are illegal possession of firearms and illegal drugs.