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Elements of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 3 and San Ildefonso Municipal Police Station (MPS) arrested PO3 Nolasco B. Juan, one of the three (3) suspects in a robbery at a supermarket, after a police operation yesterday (December 15) at 6:00 in the evening.

According to a report from CIDG Region 3 Chief, PSSupt Benjamin H. Silo Jr., PO3 Juan was arrested inside Bulacan Provincial Public Safety Company at Camp Gen Alejo Santos, City of Malolos, Bulacan where he was currently assigned.

The arrest was the result of a hot pursuit operation anchored on the testimonies of two (2) security guards and a bank teller as witnesses positively identifying PO3 Juan through pictures and a CCTV footage presented by investigators of San Ildefonso MPS, as one of the 3 suspects during a robbery that transpired inside Savemore Supermarket, Brgy. Poblacion, San Ildefonso, Bulacan on December 14, 2015 at about 11:57 in the morning.

Investigation disclosed that on December 14, victim Joan Gallido, employee of Bangko De Oro, was carrying a bag containing undetermined amount of cash money from the said establishment and was escorted by Ramon Dimalanta, Security Guard, on their way to the supermarket when an unidentified suspect snatched Mr. Gallido’s bag. Upon seeing the commotion Dimalanta came to help the victim, but two (2) other suspects approached from behind and punched Dimalanta several times. Immediately after the incident, suspects escaped using the exit door of the supermarket and used two (2) motorcycles as their getaway vehicle.

A case of Robbery with Intimidation against Person was filed against PO3 Juan and six (6) other unidentified suspects before the office of Bulacan Provincial Prosecutor Office, City of Malolos, Bulacan.

Currently, PO3 Juan is under the custody of San Ildefonso MPS. Furthermore, CIDG Director, Police Chief Superintendent Victor Deona, also recommended a request for the Office of the Chief PNP to issue order to place PO3 Juan under restrictive custody in anticipation of his availment of bail for his temporary liberty.(PNP-PIO)