Police bust suspects of string armed robberies in General Santos City
General Santos City, Philippines
The police arrested the three suspects in recent string of armed robberies in General Santos City before dawn on Sunday, July 3.
Vincent Maraon Salazar, John Lei Lambid Frasco and Christian Calderon Caspillo are now in the custody of the General Santos City Police Office.
A police team intercepted the suspects at a checkpoint in Conel Road at Barangay San Isidro after receiving a report that three men held up a resident in nearby barangay and escaped using a Rusi motorcycle.
Col. Paul Bometivo, director of the city police, said Salazar, Frasco and Caspillo were tagged in a spate of recent armed robberies in the city.
He said the police team that intercepted the suspects recovered from their possession a .38 caliber revolver, a fragmentation grenade, and three sachets of crystal meths, popularly known as shabu.
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The police also impounded their two motorcycles.
The suspects are now detained in a detention facility of the GSCPO, awaiting prosecution. (John Unson)