Elements of Intelligence Unit of Pasig Police arrested a male suspect for Robbery with Intimidation (Extortion) through entrapment operation yesterday September 8, 2019.
Acting Chief of Police PCOL VILLACERAN identified the arrested suspect as Rante Caberto y Reyes, 36 years old, Single, member of Traffic Parking Management Office (TPMO), and a resident of 177 Dr. Sixto Antonio Ave., Brgy. Rosario, Pasig City while the complainants identified as Gerald Viernes of legal age, security Guard and a resident of Caloocan City and Marco Leobrera of legal age, Security Guard and a resident of Valenzuela City.
According to the report of PCOL MOISES O VILLACERAN, Acting Chief of Police, Pasig City Police Station to PBGEN JOHNSON C ALMAZAN, District Director, operatives arrested Reyes at about 6:00 pm of September 8, 2019, at IPI Ortigas Ave., Ext., Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City.
Investigation showed that prior to the arrest of the suspect on August 31, 2019, at about 5:30 PM, while complainants were onboard a motorcycle, traversing along Ortigas Avenue. Brgy. Ugong Pasig City, they were flagged down by the suspect for a traffic violation (Driving without Helmet). Then the suspect informed the victims of their alleged violation and demanded from them the amount of Php 2,000.00 pesos. Because they could not raise the amount of Php 2,000.00, as they only had Php 1,400.00, the suspect confiscated Leobrera’s cellular phone and told them to return the next day and prepare Php 500.00 so they can get back the cell phone.
Sensing that something was not right, the victims went to this Station to file a complaint against the suspect. Immediately elements of Intelligence Branch of Pasig CPS conducted entrapment operation, and as soon as the suspect received the marked money through the victim’s pre-arranged signal, the team arrested the suspect and recovered the cellular phone and the marked money.
The arrested suspect was apprised of his constitutional rights in a dialect he understood and subsequently brought to Rizal Medical Center (RMC), Pasig City for medical examination.
Reyes is now detained at Pasig City Custodial Facility and a case of Robbery with Intimidation (Extortion) will be filed thru inquest proceedings against him before the Pasig City Prosecutors Office