Robbery suspect, 2 companions nabbed in Isabela

CAMP MARCELO A. ADDURU, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan – Police arrested a 24-year-old robbery-holdup suspect and his two companions after a brief chase in Quezon, Isabela on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

The Police Regional Office 2 (Cagayan Valley) identified the suspects as Kalinga residents Rico Palas, 24; Ismael Salibad, 31, and a minor.

Local police said they received a call from a concerned citizen that the wanted Palas and two others were spotted in a bar in Barangay Arellano.

Lawmen proceeded to serve a warrant of arrest against Palas but he sensed their arrival and left with his friends onboard two motorcycles.

Police chased the suspects and the back rider of one of the motorcycles fired at pursuing lawmen until they were cornered in Barangay Arellano.

Suspects yielded guns, bullets, grenades, cellphones, and a marijuana brick valued at P2,660. The trio and pieces of evidence were taken to the local police station for proper disposition.