Toy gun-totting robbery suspect, arrested


CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan—A 40-year old robbery hold-up suspect who used plastic toy gun in preying on Indian nationals was arrested by the police in Marilao town over the weekend.

Marilao town police chief Col. Eduardo Guevara Jr. said Lari Bangcaray, a laborer from Barangay Tala, Caloocan City was collared after his men responded to a report of a robbery hold-up at around 5:10 p.m. in Barangay Lambakin.

Bangcaray’s victim, an Indian national engaged in lending business run off towards the town police station after he was just robbed of his day’s collections and earnings.

Prompt police response and chase operation resulted to the arrest of the suspect.

Guevara said Bangcaray could be the same suspect behind the series of a robbery hold-up incidents victimizing many Indian nationals involved in lending business in the town.

He told NEWS CORE on Monday that the suspect could later use a real gun in his illegal activities which could get him killed when he engaged policemen in exchange of fires.

Confiscated from him were the colored black replica (toy gun) he used in the robbery hold-up, 3 plastic sachets of suspected shabu wrighing  2.2 grams and worth P12, 000.

Charges of robbery with violence and intimidation against person, Violation of R.A. 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002) and Violation of R.A. 10591 (Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition) were already filed against him before the Bulacan Prosecutors Office.

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