Paranaque police apprehends one suspect in the “Lugawan Robbery”

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Jesrell Arador or alias Budoy, one of the suspects of the daring robbery in a Paranaque gotohan was caught by Paranaque police in an operation a few days after the incident.

He is just one out of the four suspects seen on the now viral video.

According to Paranaque police chief Sr. Supt. Leon Victor Rosete, Arador was captured near his house and was injured in the process after he tried evading arresting police officers by jumping from the second floor of a nearby shanty.

Senior Supt. Leon Victor Rosete, Parañaque police chief, shows reporters a photo of suspect Jesrell Arador. (Photo by DEXTER CABALZA / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

He is now recovering from a fractured right arm at an undisclosed hospital in the city.

Confiscated from the suspect was a .38 caliber revolver.

“One of the victims identified Arador as they made their escape after the robbery last Jan. 4,” said Rosete, narrating that the incident happened around 2:30am at a lugawan along Dr. A. Santos Ave. in Barangay San Isidro.

Some P40,000 earnings from the lugawan was taken by the four helmet-wearing suspects together with some bags and mobile phones of customers eating there at the time of the robbery with one of them being shot in the leg.

The police will be conducting ballistic tests on the gun taken from Arador.

Arador, on his part, denied the accusations but Rosete said they will still file robbery with serious physical injury and illegal possession of firearm complaint against him.

There are also reports that the suspect is known to be a small-time robber with ties to illegal drugs as well.

Rosete and his men are still pursuing the other three suspects as NCRPO director Oscar Albayalde ordered him to solve the case within two days with the threat of him being relieved.


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