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Job applicant robbed at gunpoint in San Juan

Two men in black clothing robbed a job applicant at gunpoint in San Juan City on Friday, police said.

San Juan City Police said 22-year-old Jeson Diaz was standing on the corner of Aurora Boulevard and Lake Street in Barangay Salapan at around 4 a.m.

He told probers that he was scheduled for a job interview at the nearby Goodline Staffers and Allied Services Inc. when two men on motorcycle stopped in front of him asking for directions to Divisoria.

Thereafter, the back rider pulled out a gun and forcibly took Diaz’s valuables.

Police said the driver and the back rider were both wearing black jackets and black shorts. Black helmets also covered half of the robbers’ faces.

Only their footware varied as the driver was wearing rubber shoes while the back rider was wearing slippers.

Items taken from Diaz were his black laptop bag that contained his identification cards, ATM cards and his two wallets.

The robbers also took his back pack where his clothes, his P560 cash and his cellphone were kept, police said.

Probers have already requested for security footages of nearby establishments to determine the identity of the suspects. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

Woman found dead in Caloocan apartelle

An unidentified woman was found dead inside a room of an apartelle at Maypajo in Caloocan City on Thursday.

According to a report, the woman checked in at the apartelle with an unidentified man at about 12:04 a.m.

A few moments later, the man was seen leaving. The front desk personnel tried to stop the man and ask him where his companion was, but he quickly fled.

The apartelle personnel then went to the room and knocked to check if the woman was still there.

When they did not receive any response, some of the room boys used a duplicate key to open the room and found the woman lying on a bed lifeless with her nose bleeding.

Police are now reviewing available close circuit television (CCTV) footage to identify the suspect.

An investigation is ongoing. (Minka Tiangco)

Cop arrested for illegal activities in Taguig

A police sergeant was arrested after a search warrant was served against him allegedly because of his involvement in illegal activities the other night in Taguig City.

SPD Director B. Gen Eliseo Cruz in his statement was saddened with the arrest of Sergeant Nestor Santos assigned at the Police Community Precinct -2 of the Taguig City police.

Cruz after the arrest of Santos immediately ordered that the said policeman be transferred at the District Personnel Holding and Accounting Section which is under the District Personnel and Management Unit.

Aside from Santos, the district director also relieved ang assign to the same unit his supervisor, Lt. Jesus Badua for command responsibility.

According to Cruz they immediately applied for a search warrant against Santos after the Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IME G) and the District Drug Enforcement Unit (DDEU) received numerous complaints against Santos on his involvement in illegal activities.

A search warrant issued by Judge Leili Cruz Suarez, Executive Judge Taguid Regional Trial Court Branch 163 was served against Santos at about 8:55 p.m. at his house in Taguig city.

The district director said that members of the IMEG and DDEU who served the search warrant against Santos recovered 1.45 caliber pistol with one magazine loaded with seven ammunition; 11 pieces small heat sealed sachets of suspected shabu; one big heat sealed plastic sachet which also contains shabu, 19 pieces of aluminum foils, one lighter and a scissor.

Cruz also said that verification made, it was also found out that Santo is also involved in selling high powered firearms and unregistered motorcycles recovered by his team during police operations. (Jean Fernando)

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