NAGA CITY (16 November) —With most localities being assessed as a “crime free day” last Sunday (Nov. 14) because of many residents being glued to their TV sets for the Pacquiao-Margarito fight, in Pamplona, Camarines Sur, two notorious armed robbers engaged a joint team of lawmen in shoot-out which eventually ended their lives.
Police Provincial Director, Sr. Supt. Jonathan Viernes Ablang, identified last November 15 the armed robbers as Roberto San Jose Nazaret, a resident of San Vicente Pamplona, Cam. Sur; and a certain Reymund Posadas Lamadrid of Bikit, Bulacan.
Police sources said that Nazaret previously served as a bodyguard for a Bikolano politician in an island province, while Lamadrid is being linked to a crime group operating in Metro Manila.
The official report of the Camarines Sur Police Office stated that the two suspects fought a joint team of lawmen consisting of elements of the PNP Regional Intel-Office, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents, units from the PPO, and the Goa, Tigaon, and Pamplona municipal police stations.
Reportedly, the fleeing suspects were in a motorcycle when they were cornered during a chase by the lawmen at the Junction Road of Barangay Tambo, Pamplona.
In the ensuing but brief firefight with the police at 1:20 P.M. last Sunday, the suspects were eventually felled by the authorities’ bullets.
Recovered from the suspects were; two Cal. 9-MM pistols with serial numbers: 157903 and 710998; two hand grenades; 17 rounds of ammunition for 9MM pistols; and one laptop computer.
It was reported that earlier, Tigaon police chief, Police Sr. Insp. Tyrone Dotimas conducted a pursuit operation and called for back-up after holduppers robbed Joy Mabana Sanoy, 33, and a caretaker of some P 300, 000 in cash, cellphones, and laptop computers in a warehouse at Burabod St., Poblacion, Tigaon town at 9:30 A.M., Sunday.
According to reports, seven armed men involved in the holdup fled in three motorcycles after the crime.
The Tigaon municipal police station had confirmed that Nazaret and Lamadrid were among the group that earlier robbed the warehouse owned by Marissa Cervantes Mabana at the town’s poblacion. (SONNY SALES)