Robbery group leader held for firearms in Bohol

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 02:16 PM November 06, 2019
Virgelio Torregosa

Virgelio Torregosa, an alleged “notorious” armed robbery leader was arrested in a police operation in Getafe town, Bohol on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Photo: PNP-Getafe

TAGBILARAN CITY –– An alleged leader of a robbery group in Bohol was arrested for alleged illegal possession of firearms and an explosive in Getafe town on Wednesday morning.

Virgelio Torregosa, 37, a resident of Sitio Bless, Barangay Campao Oriental in Getafe town, did not resist arrest.


Police Captain Benicer Tamboboy, chief of the Getafe municipal police, identified Torregosa as an alleged leader of the Torregosa robbery group, which operates in the second district of the province.

Executive Judge Azucena Macalolot-Credo of the Regional Trial Court in Talibon, Bohol issued the arrest warrant against Torregosa.


Police Colonel Jonathan Cabal, acting director of the Bohol provincial police, considered Torregosa as “armed and dangerous.”

Recovered from the suspect’s possession were a hand grenade, a .45 caliber pistol, a .38 caliber revolver, and ammunition.

Torregosa is detained at the Getafe Police Station.

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