Two extortionists nabbed Print
Monday, 15 May 2017 10:42


Two men pretending to be employees of the City Engineer’s Office were arrested after they tried to extort money from Cresencio Natividad, barangay chairman of Manicahan last Saturday night.

Police identified the suspects as Marck Arcillas y Francisco, 32, single of Divisoria and John Aquino y Tuballa, 30, of Lunzuran.

Initial investigation showed that Arcillas and Aquino went to the house of Natividad around 8:30 p.m. and identified themselves as employees of the City Engineer’s Office.

During their conversation, however, the two sensed that Natividad had already noticed that they were not who they introduced themselves to be and immediately left the place aboard their motorcycle.

The suspects were chased until they reached Cabaluay where they were collared.

During investigation, authorities found out that Arcillas was pretending to be Atty. Ritch Mark Arcillas y Cabaron and Atty. Mark Cabaron y Arcillas, A Supreme Court Deputy.

The suspects were detained at the Sangali Police Station pending the filing of charges in court. (Dan Toribio)