Holdups by riding-in-tandem suspects remain unabated PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 October 2017 17:04

BY DAN TORIBIO

Riding-in-tandem armed holduppers’ nefarious activities remain unabated here in the city as they struck again last Saturday by conducting two consecutive holdups on three helpless individuals.

According to the Divisoria Police Station, just a few hours after a man and his female companion were held-up by two motorcycle riding gunmen in MCLL Highway, Putik at dawn Saturday, a resident of San Roque was also held-up in Tumaga-Lunzuran road around 1:49 a.m. of the same day.

The victim was identified as Juhan Orang y Esing, 26, single of Teresita, San Roque.

Orang told the police that he was waiting for a habal-habal motorcycle when two men riding tandem on a motorcycle appeared and stopped in front of him.

The backrider alighted and pointed him a handgun then announced the heist.

The suspects immediately divested from the victim his bag containing P20,000 cash, dried fish and some identification cards.

Without a word, the suspects then sped towards Lunzuran bringing the loot.

The incident happened just in a span of twelve hours after a man and his female companions were held-up along Putik highway.

The armed suspects, who are also riding-in-tandem took the victims’ cell phone and cash.

The Divisoria Police Station also believed that the suspects were also the same criminals who shot three persons aboard a tricycle near the Zamcelco before they held-up the couple.

As this developed, Supt. Marvin Azur directed his operatives to conduct extensive intelligence gathering, surveillance and monitoring in order to acquire more information that would help the police uncover the identities of the suspects.

Based on the initial police probe, the said armed holduppers might be the ones responsible for the two consecutive holdup incidents and shooting that occurred in their area of responsibility (AOR) as what it appears on the description given by the victims to investigators.

It can be recalled that for the past few weeks, at least three motorcycles were stolen by motorcycle riding-in-tandem armed hoduppers. Their modus operandi is to tail the driver of a motorcycle, block his path, point a handgun, and then announced the holdup. The backrider would then demand the key of the motorcycle from the owner-driver, and then ride it and sped away.-  (Dan Toribio)