Suspect surrenders in the attack of P30 million Pasig – archyde

MANILA, Philippines – One of two men accused of involvement in a peso 30 million robbery allegedly perpetrated by four Taguig police officers has surrendered to authorities.

Roel Galan reportedly admitted his involvement in the crime, Pasig Police Chief Col. Roman Arugay said yesterday.

Arugay said Galan surrendered to the deputy mayor of Bulusan in Sorsogon, who handed him over to Bicol police on December 21.

The National Police Office of the Capital Region (NCRPO) announced that Galan was transferred to the custody of the Pasig police on Wednesday.

The NCRPO posted a wanted photo of Galan and another suspect, the dismissed police officer Ferdinand Fallaria, on social media.

Taguig Police Officer S / Sgt. Jayson Bartolome, Pat. Kirk Joshua Almojera, and Corporals Merick Desoloc and Christian Jerome Reyes were removed from office and remanded in custody for alleged involvement in the robbery.

NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. said police are still tracking down Fallaria, who allegedly led the robbery.

Danao ordered the police to take precautionary measures during the search.

“We believe Fallaria is armed and dangerous,” he said. “We will leave no stone unturned to dismantle this group of villains.”

The police have reported the suspects to the Pasig public prosecutor’s office for robbery and manslaughter.

Bartolome faces a separate case of carjacking.

Bartolome was wounded while another suspect, Jhon Carlo Atienza, was killed after they reportedly shot him with police.

The chief of the Philippine National Police, General Dionardo Carlos, said it was up to the prosecutor to determine if there were compelling reasons against the suspects.

The NCRPO also filed administrative proceedings against the Taguig police officers.

The police reportedly broke into the home of a Japanese expat in Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig, and held him and his partner at gunpoint on December 18.

Police officers and their cohorts reportedly forced Kani Toshihiro to open a vault where they took an estimated 30 million pesos in cash and a cell phone.


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