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Manila police hunt cop tagged in Sta. Ana robbery


MANILA, Philippines— Manila Police District operatives have launched a manhunt for a co-policeman allegedly involved in a robbery last week of a Sta. Ana, Manila home, its spokesman said Tuesday.

Chief Inspector Erwin Margarejo identified the subject of the intensive search as Police Officer 3 Morris Guillermo Malindog.

Margarejo said Malindog was positively identified by Marc and Shental Bagui, and Patricia Velzy as among the men who  broke into their house on Paco Roman Street last May 30 through a photo in the Philippine National Police Personal Data Sheet.

The document was shown to Baguis and Velzy by Senior Superintendent Robert Po, chief of the MPD’s District Directorial Staff.

Malindog’s alleged accomplices, Police Robert Cruz of Sta. Ana police station and Barangay (village) ex-officio officer Regente Balin Osalla, were arrested last Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Margarejo said Cruz was arrested inside the police station, while Osalla was nabbed while manning traffic on Pasig-Line Street in Sta. Ana. Some of the stolen items were recovered from him.

“They were really caught unaware,” Margarejo said, adding that they made off with around P1.5 million-worth of items.

“The MPD leadership does not condone the illicit acts within our ranks. We will arrest anyone who has violated the law,” Po said in a statement. “It is unfortunate these unguided Manila cops are getting involved in crimes; we will not tolerate this,” he added.

Cases of robbery in band and violation of Republic Act 7610 were filed against the suspects before the Manila Prosecutors Office, Margarejo said.

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  • Kabayan128

    Ito yung story sa TV Patrol kagabi, at may continuation mamaya…

    • Pablo Juan

       oo nga e, nabitin ako.

      • WeAry_Bat

         Kumusta na kaya yung aso na kasamang na dognap…

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Bitayin na mga Foolishmen na yan.Salot kayo sa lipunan.Sana kayong mga pesteng hudas ang pinapatay ng mga ABB.

  • nennen12345

    my God what happened to our country today?  bakit sila ganito, police sa umaga, kawatan sa gabi.  to whom can we trust for?

  • reychai

    mabait pa nga ang mga yan kesa don sa mga pulis sa RPPO kumpara sa nangyari sa Pontalba family. Pinasok ang bahay tinitukan ng baril ang mga tao pati mga bata, harap harapan pinagnakawan, sinaktan at sinabunutan si Cristina Pontalba binugbog si Samuel Pontalba pati nanay nito ay sinuntok sa tiyan. kinaladkad ang mag asawang Samuel at Cristina Pontalba at habang nag bibiyahe ay hinipuan pa si Cristina. kinulong ng tatlong araw at nakalaya lang matapos magbigay ng malaking pera. Kinunsinti ni Police Senior Superintendent Manuel Cesar Priet, Provincial Director ang gumawa nito. Kinampihan din ni Reynaldo Manalastas ng IMIS, NAPOLCOM ang mga pulis. maging ang Pixcal ng Rizal Provincial Prosecutor ay kinampihan din ang mga pulis imbento lang daw ng Pontalba ang reklamo. sa ganitong sitwasyon kanino ka pa lalapit lalo na kung salat ka sa pera. GANITO ANG HUSTISYA SA ATING BANSA PERA PERA NA LANG KAYA KAPAG WALA KANG PERA MAG PAAPI KA NA LANG. MALAS MO KASI NAGING PINOY KA.. Si Erwin Tulfo tinulungan ang Pontalba na mai-palabas sa Tutok Tulfo hanggang doon lang. sana matutukan ito ng ating mga media ang pulis na sinusuwelduhan ng taong bayan ang mismong gagawa ng krimen.

  • reychai

    Mabait pa nga yang mga pulis nay an. Bakit kasi yung alam ko
    na ginawa ng ilang pulis ng Rizal Provincial Police Office mas grabe . Pinasok
    ang bahay ng pamilya Pontalba naghaluglog at kinuha ang mga personal na gamit
    katulad ng alahas, pera, sapatos, naipalabas ito sa Tutok Tulfo pero hangang
    doon  lang. Sinaktan ang mag asawang
    Samuel at Cristina kinaladkad hanggang RPPO at ikinulong pinakawalan lang
    matapos makapagbigay ng ransom. Nakarating ito sa Malacanang at president ng
    Senado pero walang naging kasagutan.

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