The police are investigating the involvement of the three “armed and dangerous” suspects who were arrested at Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City, Thursday night, in other robbery cases in Negros Island and for drug links, Col. Noel Aliño, Bacolod police director, said Friday, October 6.
The three on board a Mitsubishi Pajero and motorcycle were arrested following a chase by the Talisay police and a dragnet set up by the Bacolod police after they robbed two Shopee Express Hub employees of their cellular phones at Barangay Zone 12, Talisay City, at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, Lt. Col. Salvador Trono Jr., Talisay police chief said.
Two of the suspects were wearing bullet proof vests.
Nabbed were three Bacolod residents – former security guard Rodolfo Jonatan Suelan, 49, of Purok Santan, Barangay Taculing, along with tricycle driver Roberto Bagayo Delos Santos, 42, and Richard Minolo Parcon, 45, of Barangay Villamonte, who were turned over to the Talisay police.
Robbery and violation of the Commission on Election gun ban charges will be filed against them, Trono said.
The Samsung cellular phones that they took from the two employees was recovered from them, he said.
Recovered from Suelan was a 357 caliber revolver with ammunition and a bullet proof vest; from Delos Santos a .38 caliber revolver, ammunition, a motorcycle and two Samsung Galaxy cellular phones; and from Parcon – a .38 caliber revolver, ammunition, and a Mitsubishi Pajero with plate number KBZ 491, the police reported.
Parcon reportedly is facing a case for cattle rustling in Salvador Benedicto, Trono said.
Suelan was involved in a murder case and is on the drugs watchlist of the Bacolod City Police Office, the police also said.
It is possible that they were involved in previous robbery incidents in Negros Island and are drug personalities, Aliño said.*