Drugs seized from man nabbed for robbery with attempted murder in Oriental Mindoro
CITY OF CALAPAN – Authorities seized drugs from a man who was initially arrested by police on Saturday evening for robbing a sari-sari store then attempting to kill the owners in Bansud town in Oriental Mindoro province, police said Sunday.
According to a report from Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (Mimaropa) police, Christian Cabatay, 31, was arrested at 8:30 p.m. after store owners Jerwin and Marichu Lusterio, both 39, complained to police that he carted away grocery items worth P7,000 from their business establishment in Barangay (village) Conrazon. Report did not state the relationship of the two victims.
The Lusterios said Cabatay was holding a bolo knife and tried stabbing them several times when he saw them before he fled the scene with the things he stole.
Police were able to arrest him after a pursuit in the village where Cabatay is also a resident.
During the subsequent search, police confiscated from the suspect a black body bag containing four pieces of suspected shabu (crystal meth) weighing about 0.03 grams and valued at P4,000.
Police said Cabatay is facing charges of robbery with attempted murder and violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.