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4 members of Manolito Garganeta Robbery Hold-up Gang Arrested

Four (4) members of the Manolito Garganeta Robbery/Hold-up Gang operating in Camarines Norte were arrested by joint elements of Provincial Intelligence Branch of Camarines Norte Police Provincial Office (CNPPO), Camarines Norte Public Safety Company, Daet Municipal Police Station (MPS), Task Force Limbas of PNP Highway Patrol Group (HPG), Regional and Camarines Norte Highway Patrol Teams, and members of the Military Intelligence Group on July 23, 2012 at 9 o’clock in the evening.

PSSUPT JOSE LIPA CAPINPIN, Officer-in-Charge, Camarines Norte Police Provincial Office identified the suspects as Eduardo Pabico y Diana, 49 years old, married, bus driver, resident of Purok 5, Barangay Lag-on, Daet, Camarines Norte; Romano Magana y Balane, 28 years old, single, farmer/miner, resident of Purok 4, Barangay Mancasay, Paracale, Camarines Norte; Joseph Cuyos y Areglado alias Totoy, 24 years old, single, baker, resident of Barangay Talipan, Pagbilao, Quezon; and Edgardo Delos Reyes Jr y Gaco, 31 years old, single, bus driver, presently residing at 068 Sitio Atog, Sto Domingo, Vinzons, Camarines Norte.

Investigation disclosed that the suspects while on board a White Mazda Van with plate number USX 224 disregarded the established checkpoint of PNP HPG along Maharlika Highway, Barangay Itomang, Talisay, Camarines Norte prompting the police authorities to chase the group and intercepted them at the Daet-San Vicente Road, Barangay Lag-on, Daet, Camarines Norte.

The suspects while fleeing fired upon the operatives, however, Pabrico, Magana and Cuyos, who yielded a caliber .45 Colt pistol without serial number tucked in his waist, were arrested.

Members of the Provincial Crime Laboratory Office (PCLO) led by PCI GRACE GOROSPE processed and recovered  from the crime scene a caliber .45 pistol with trade mark Colt MKIV Series 80, with serial number 916324. Two (2) magazines for caliber .45; live ammunition for caliber .45; two (2) fired cartridges for M16; and a hand grenade were also recovered inside the Mazda van used by the suspects. Said vehicle is registered to Archie Poca Cayag of Purok 7, Barangay IV, Daet, Camarines Norte.

Edgardo Delos Reyes was arrested in a follow-up operation at the residence of Pabico and recovered the following items:  two (2) helmets and two (2) short pants believed to be used during the robbery/hold-up incident that transpired last July 18, 2012 at around 12:45 PM at MJCV Fashion Center (Natasha), Guinto Building, Gov. Panotes Avenue, Barangay 7, Daet, Camarines Norte.


Last Updated (Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:09)


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