Robredo orders probe on ‘ambush attempt’ against carjack gang leaders
MANILA, Philippines—Following the alleged ambush attempt on carjack gang leaders Raymond and Roger Dominguez Tuesday afternoon, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo directed the police Wednesday to conduct a thorough investigation on the incident.
In a statement, Robredo has directed Philippine National Police chief, Director General Nicanor Bartolome, “to direct the Quezon City Police District to get to the bottom of the ambush try on the Dominguez carnap suspects.”
“Leave no stone unturned until the suspects are identified and arrested,” he told Bartolome.
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Jail Director, Rosendo Dial, was also instructed to ensure that jail guards are properly briefed of necessary security procedures before and during the transfer of inmates.
He said BJMP should heighten their security by adding jail escorts when transporting high profile inmates.
Secretary Robredo also asked Dial to look into reports that the jail guards who were assigned to escort Dominguez were not even able to take note of the details of the motorcycle as well as the suspects.
Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, while Raymond and Roger were on their way back to their detention cell in Taguig City after attending a court hearing in Quezon City, two unidentified suspects on board a motorcycle suddenly went between the jail vehicle they were on and another jail van with four more jail guards and fired shots at the one carrying the Dominguez brothers.
Only Raymond, the younger of the two brothers, was injured when a bullet grazed his right ear. He was brought to East Avenue Medical Center for treatment before he was returned to his detention cell. Another unidentified inmate in the jail vehicle was also wounded.
Raymond and Roger are facing a homicide case in connection with the killing of car dealer Venson Evangelista and string of other crimes.