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Suspected gang member nabbed for robbery in Manila

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 03:26 PM April 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A suspected member of the “Sigue Sigue Sputnik Gang” was arrested after allegedly robbing a woman of some P33,200 worth of valuables in Sta. Ana, Manila on Tuesday night.

In a follow-up operation, police arrested Bryan Escarlan, 28, as he was about to escape aboard his motorcycle along Tejeron St. in Sta. Ana, Manila.

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Prior to the arrest, victim Julie Anne Macalintal, 23, told police that she was robbed by Escarlan and another male suspect while she was aboard a tricycle along Estrada Street, corner Leon Guinto Street in Malate, Manila on April 21.

Macalintal told police that the suspects took her sling bag worth P1,200. The bag contains a tablet worth P30,000, ATM cards, and a pocket WiFi device valued at P2,000.

Under investigation, Escarlan identified his accomplice in the robbery as a certain Jordan Camposano, 23. Camposano, allegedly also a member of the “Sigue Sigue Sputnik Gang,” remains at large.

Escarlan who is now detained at the Malate police station will be facing robbery charges, police said. /muf

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