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NCRPO:  Two (2) Members of Notorious Robbery Hold up Group Slain in Armed Encounter

 

 

Metro Manila – A series of Robbery hold-up incidents of Chinese Nationals has been among the commonly reported cases handled by NCRPO in recent years. In line with this, intensified anti-criminality effort geared to identify, locate and arrest these notorious gangs were plotted to ensure public safety in Metro Manila both for locals, tourists and foreign nationals.

 

On June 03, 2021 PMGEN VICENTE D DANAO JR lauded the successful operation launched by the joint elements of RID-ANCAR (lead unit), RMFB NCRPO, Parañaque CPS, Pasay CPS , RID 4A, RHPU 4A, Sta. Rosa City Police Station and Calamba City Police Station which resulted to the death of two (2) armed suspects who were believed to be members of a notorious robbery hold-up group victimizing not only Chinese Nationals but other persons as well. They were later identified as George Laparan alias Sarge and Raquel Cayetano alias Totie.

 

According to the initial report submitted by the operating team to RD, NCRPO PMGEN DANAO the operation stemmed from an information that the suspects were plotting a scheme to kidnap a Chinese National whom they were already monitoring. Relatedly, the same suspects were subject of a surveillance operation in relation to a series of robbery hold-up cases in Metro Manila.

 

Finding the information to be positive, the NCRPO RID-ANCAR launched a dragnet and patrolling operations within the vicinity of Southern NCR area while subject vehicle traversed the road heading to South Luzon Express Way. Thereafter, a hot pursuit operation ensued. However, while the operatives were pursuing the target motor vehicle, the suspects noticed that they were being chased and opened fired towards the police officers prompting the latter to return fire while they were along the area of SLEX Silangan Exit.  The armed confrontation later resulted to the death of the suspects.

 

The suspects are members of Notorious Crime Group involved in a series of Robbery hold up thru abduction among Chinese nationals in Southern part of NCR especially in Paranaque.

 

Recovered from them were the following pieces of evidence:

 

1) one (1) Taurus Cal. 40 with SN SLU51818- registered to George Laparan;

2) one (1) Taurus Cal. 40;

3) magazines and ammunitions;

4) assorted personal belongings; and

5)  Cash amounting to P 1,360,452.25 encased in a plastic with MARKINGs of Chinese characters, OKADA.

 

Police operatives immediately sought the assistance of SOCO to secure the area and conduct further forensic examination.

 

“Magsumbong lang po kayo. I encourage victims ng ganitong mga insidente to report to the nearest police station or if wala kayong tiwala dyan, you can go to the Regional Headquarters para masolusyunan natin yan. Ito namang mga engaged sa ganitong gawain, kahit sino ka pa, kahit pulis ka, definitely, we will not tolerate and we shall do everything to pin you down and restore peace and order in the community.” Said PMGEN DANAO JR.

 

Sa ating mga kasamahan, binabati ko kayo sa matagumpay na operasyong ito. Muli nanaman nating napatunayan na ginagawa ng NCRPO ang lahat upang maging ligtas ang Kamaynilaan. Ipagpatuloy po natin ang paggseserbisyo ng TAMA; TApat at may MAlasakit sa mamamayan.” Wika ni PMGEN DANAO JR.###