1 of 2 suspects in Ayala robbery-gunslay charged PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 January 2011 14:37

One of two suspects in the robbery-slay of a micro-finance company officer and a habal-habal driver was taken to the City Prosecutor Office yesterday for inquest.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin Deocampo disclosed that Reynaldo Teves y Molina, an ex-convict, was brought to the prosecutor’s office after the Ayala police under Supt. Hado Edding gathered proofs on his involvement in the killing of Pia Landingin, the disbursing officer of Mempco company, and Jorge Bernardo, a habal-habal driver and the stealing of more or less P50,000.

Deocampo said that Teves was the alleged mastermind of the robbery-slay and was known as a notorious thief in the west coast based on police records.

The City Police Director added that during a follow-up operation, the Ayala police recovered the get-away motorcycle and Teves’ bloodstained shirt at their house.

Teves’ cohort remains at large but Deocampo assured that he will be arrested soon as his men were still on hot pursuit operation in the western part of the city.

A police source told Daily Zamboanga Times that Teves and his cohorts were responsible for the series of hold-ups and robberies in that part of the city.

Landingin was carrying company money aboard a habal-habal motorcycle driven by Bernardo on her  way to Ayala proper coming from Mempco sub-office in La Paz when two men riding tandem on another motorcycle chased them at Zone 8, Ayala and the backrider shot them several times before noon Wednesday.

When Landingin and Bernardo fell on the ground, the holduppers grabbed her bag containing the money.

Bernardo was declared dead on arrival at the Zamboanga City Medical Center, while Landingin expired at the Ciudad Medical Hospital.

Teves was arrested during a hot pursuit operation and was detained at the Ayala Police Station. — Dan Toribio Jr.