Robbery suspect arrested in Bacolod

A ROBBERY suspect was arrested by operatives of Police Station 7 at Bangga Metal, Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City Tuesday morning, August 13.

Police identified the suspect as Rhino Cordova, 24, of Purok Tunay, Barangay Bata.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of Bacolod City Police Office, said the suspect was arrested after he robbed April Damao, 24, of Barangay Handumanan at around 12:45 a.m.

Investigation showed Damao was walking along Bangga Metal when Cordova approached her and pointed at her a bladed weapon and declared hold-up.

The suspect took the victim’s cellular phone and fled, but he was cornered by the beat patrollers of Police Station 7 in the area.

Police recovered from Cordova’s possession a bladed weapon.

Pico said the suspect, who was detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 7, was positively identified by the victim.

Meanwhile, two drug personalities were also arrested by operatives of Police Station 9 at Purok Bagong Pag-asa, Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City Monday evening.

Arrested were Fernando Bomba-is, 27, of Barangay 10; and Antonio Patalintog, 37, of Barangay Banago, both in Bacolod City.

Police Captain Jun Ray Batadlan, chief of Police Station 9, said the suspects were arrested after they sold a sachet of suspected shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride to a police undercover at 11:15 p.m.

Police recovered from the suspects’ possession five sachets of suspected shabu with estimated market value of P20,000, the P200 marked money, and one improvised shotgun loaded with two live ammunition.

The suspects are detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 9 and are facing charges for violations of illegal drugs and illegal firearms. (MAP)


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