LBC rob­bery sus­pect ar­rested

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Topstories - By Al­wen Salir­ing

Barely a day af­ter a branch of courier firm LBC Ex­press Inc. in Velez-Neri Streets, Ca­gayan de Oro City was robbed in broad day­light, au­thor­i­ties have ar­rested one of the sus­pects through a hot pur­suit op­er­a­tion on Mon­day, No­vem­ber 5.

Po­lice ar­rested 37 years old Roo­sevelt Bedro, res­i­dent of Buara, Bayabas, this city while the other sus­pect iden­ti­fied as Ar­cholito Palubon was able to es­cape.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Mardy Hor­tillosa II, spokesper­son of the Ca­gayan de Oro City Po­lice Of­fce (Cocpo), said sus­pects will likely face rob­bery, il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of ex­plo­sives and di­rect as­sault charges.

Au­thor­i­ties re­cov­ered bags con­tain­ing cash in dif­fer­ent de­nom­i­na­tion; LBC cash box, hand gre­nade, and a mo­tor­cy­cle be­lieved to be the get

away ve­hi­cle of the sus­pects. Hor­tillosa said the sus­pect threw the ex­plo­sive at the op­er­at­ing team but it did not go-off be­cause the safety pin was not re­moved.

Hor­tillosa said Bedro was the look­out and the driver of the get-away mo­tor­cy­cle while the two armed sus­pects were the ones who barged in to the estab­lish­ment. The other sus­pect is still to be iden­ti­fied.

“Tulo tanan ang sus­pect. Ang nadak­pan maoy driver ka­tong isa nakaikyas ug ang isa uniden­ti­fied,”Hor­tillosa said.

Po­lice said they have sim­i­lar de­scrip­tion of the sus­pects of the pre­vi­ous rob­bery-hold up cases of other LBC branches in Car­men, Ya­capin street, Puerto and Tagoloan town.

“Na­tum­bok ang mga sus­pects sa wit­nesses kay naa man tay daan pic­tures ani sa ila,”Hor­tillosa added.

Hor­tillosa said the sus­pects will still face crim­i­nal cases even if the LBC man­age­ment won’t press rob­bery charges against the sus­pects.

“Mao na ang prob­lema kung dili mag file og kaso ang LBC bisan iden­ti­fied na kay atong mi­agi wala man sila mag­file,”Hor­tillosa said.

“Pero naa tay lain ma-file kay nakuhaan man siya og ex­plo­sives unya posi­ble di­rect as­sault kay gi­labay man niya ang granada pero wala mib­uto kay wala makuha ang pin,”he added.

The gre­nade was turned over to Cocpo’s Ex­plo­sive and Ord­nance Di­vi­sion (EOD) while other seized ev­i­dences were un­der po­lice cus­tody.

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