2 guards shoot, rob carpenter; 1 nabbed PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:08

Investigators of the City Police Office arrested one of two security guards who shot and robbed a carpenter at a vacant lot in Sta. Cruz early yesterday morning.

Nabbed was Jeremy Tayros, 18, a native of Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte and a security guard of the Chameleon Security Agency detailed at Paraiso Homes Subdivision in Luyahan, Pasonanca. His companion identified as Jason Gumbahali, also a security guard remained at large as of press time.

A police report disclosed that Alan Magkanta, a carpenter was about to urinate at a vacant lot in Sta. Cruz around 3 a.m. when two men, one of them armed with a handgun, appeared and shot him in the head.

The duo then took the Magkanta’s Cherry Mobile cell phone before leaving the place.

Magkanta was rushed to the hospita.

A follow-up operation carried out by investigators led by Insp. Albert Alfaro led to the identification of the two guards.

A relentless hot pursuit operation yesterday in Paraiso Homes Subdivision in Pasonanca resulted in the arrest of Tayros. Gumbahali was nowhere to be found.

Confiscated from Tayros’ possession was a 12-gauge shotgun loaded with five rounds of ammunition and issued by the security agency and an unlicensed .38 cal. revolver with five bullets in the cylinder.

During investigation, Tayros told the police that he and Gumbahali went to meet their friends in Sta. Cruz until they saw Magkanta in the dimly lit vacant lot.

Tayros added that it was Gumbahali who shot Magkanta using the .38 cal. revolver before taking the victim’s cell phone.

Tayros was detained while he was scheduled for paraffin test. The two firearms found in his possession will be submitted for ballistic test. – Dan Toribio Jr.