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Police captain robbed inside bus

Police are tracking down four robbers who held up a police inspector inside a passenger bus in Pasay City, Monday.

Senior Superintendent Lawrence Coop, chief of Pasay City police, said the victim, Inspector Paul Kenneth Magan, 23, assigned to the Philippine National Police (PNP) national headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, was able to identify the suspects through a rogue’s gallery of Malibay Police Community Precinct.

Magan named his attackers as Norman Deyta, 20; Edgar Binayug, 21; Wendel Padilla, 17; and Junel Victorino, 18.

Prior to the incident, police said Magan was escorted by his former colleagues in Pasay City Police Community Precinct (PCP) 4 to a Camp Crame-bound bus at EDSA-Rotonda, Pasay, around 12 a.m. after they had a get-together.

Upon approaching E. Rodriguez Street, Malibay, at 12:30 a.m., the four suspects posing as passengers declared a holdup and, at gun point, ordered Magan to give him his bag.

Police report said Deyta pulled out a gun and told Magan: “Hinatid ka ng pulis ‘di ba? Huwag kang gagalaw! Ibigay mo ‘yung bag mo sa akin at ‘yung sling bag na kulay itim.”

The suspects took Magan’s service firearm, ATM card, police ID, cellphone worth P10,000 and class bull ring worth P25,000. The cohorts of Deyta also divested the personal belongings of other passengers.

After gathering the loot, the suspects alighted and fled on foot towards Apelo Cruz Street.

Magan told police he did not fight back since Deyta and his cohorts were armed and the other passengers might get hurt.

Coop said the suspects have been going in and out of jail for their involvement in various robbery-holdup incidents in Malibay and other parts of Pasay.

Coop said tracker teams have been deployed to get the suspects. (MARTIN A. SADONGDONG)

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