By JOEY P. NACALABAN
Policemen have arrested three of the six robbery suspects who victimized a 21-year-old woman.
SPO2 Louie Ladoroz of the Divisoria police precinct, identified the suspects as Jorynal Apostol, 26, residing at Isla Delta; Jeffrey Eduave, 18, residing at Calaanan, Canitoan; and Gerard Tamparong, 18 alias “Bunso” of Upper Carmen.
The victim, Hazel Ann Banaag of Montalvan, Burgos, this city, positively identified the suspects as the ones who held her up.
Ladoroz said the incident took placed at Velez street near City Central school at around 1:30 am Wednesday while the victim was walking in the area to her house.
“Gikan daw siya sa usa ka food chain nagpalit og hamburger uban ang usa ka amiga pero nagbulag na sila kay pauli naman siya,” Ladoroz said.
He said while she was walking the suspects met her and without a word took out a knife and declared a hold-up. One of the suspects then forcibly took away her mobile phone.
Ladoroz said the victim sustained a slight cut to her neck after she attempted to resist.
After the incident, the suspects hurriedly left the area but roving policemen assigned at the said precinct who were already informed of the incident chased them and were able to arrest three of their companions.
In an interview, Apostol and Tamparong admitted they were with the group but denied participating in the robbery.
They said they did not know it was the plan of their friends. They said they just came from a drinking session at Barangay Consolacion and they were heading to Divisoria that time.
Police recovered the stolen item in the possession of Tamparong.
Tamparong has just been released from the city jail last month. He was arrested during a buy-bust operation.
The three suspects are now temporarily detained at Divisoria mini-cell awaiting the filing of charges.