CAMP GEN. ALEJO S. SANTOS, City of Malolos, Bulacan – Two men who introduced themselves as cops to rob their victims, five wanted felons, and five others involved in anti-illegal gambling on Thursday were arrested in Bulacan.
Bulacan Police Acting Director Col. Charlie Cabradilla said the swift response of Malolos City Police resulted in the arrest of two “fake” cops; one is a factory worker and a shoe repairman, both of Tikay, Malolos.
The suspects identified themselves as police officers when they flagged down and confiscated the driver’s license of their victims for an alleged traffic violation.
The duo directed their victims to follow them to the police station, but upon reaching a dark area along the way, the suspects declared a “hold-up” and fled after divesting the victims’ belongings.
An immediate follow-up response of the Malolos Police apprehended the suspects after a chase-off in San Juan, Malolos City.
Recovered were a cellphone, one wallet containing identification cards, an ATM card, and P7,000, which the victims positively identified as theirs.
A manhunt operation by the tracker teams of the City of San Jose Del Monte (CSJDM), Sta. Maria, Bustos, and San Miguel Police arrested five suspects wanted for different criminal offenses.
Anti-illegal gambling operations conducted by the 1st PMFC, Calumpit PS, and 301st MC RMFB led to the arrest of two individuals for violation of RA 8297 or illegal bookies in Frances, Calumpit, while CSJDM police caught three persons engaged in “cara y cruz” in Minuyan 3, CSJDM.
Authorities seized bundles of papelitos, calculators, notebooks, staplers, ballpens, coins as “pangara” and bet money.