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Traffic Enforcer arrested by Makati Cops for Robbery Extortion

National Capital Region Police Office Chief, Acting Regional Director PBGEN VICENTE D DANAO JR., commends the immediate action of Makati Cops on a complaint filed against a Traffic Enforcer on November 23, 2020 at about 6:50PM at Malugay cor., Buendia Avenue, Barangay Bel-Air, Makati City.

The arrested suspect was identified as Roberto Hojas y Abadiano, married, Public Safety Department Traffic Enforcer, and a resident of Punta, Sta Ana.

Investigation disclosed that after a complaint filed by a victim, personnel of the Makati City Police Station and Public Safety Department conducted a Joint Entrapment Operations against the above-mentioned suspect who previously victimized the complainant at the said place. After briefing and documentation at Makati City Police Station, the said personnel was dispatched. The complainant immediately proceeded to the said place and was flagged down by the suspect who said to the former “di mo ba alam five hundred yan” while simultaneously finger pointing to the no right turn on red signal traffic sign. The suspect asked for 500 pesos which was handed over to the suspect.

At the pre-arranged signal given by the complainant, the arresting officers who were positioned in strategic place immediately proceeded to the area and effected the warrantless arrest. Upon procedural search, a five hundred peso bill marked money with serial number HSO41609 was found inside the pocket of the suspect.

During the arrest suspect was informed of the nature of his offense and was apprised of his constitutional rights in Tagalog. Suspect was brought to Makati City Police Station for proper documentation.

With this accomplishment, ARD DANAO reiterated that Team NCRPO will always do what is just and right and give justice to our fellowmen without any favour, “Wala tayong kikilingan, kahit sino pa yan.” He also emphasized magsebisyo tayo ng tapat, mapagkakatiwalaan at may malasakit sa mamamayan.

May this served as fair warning to all, specially doon sa mga gumagawa pa, magbago na kayo,he added. ###