Suspected robber nabbed after police respond to armed person alarm

By: Emmariel Ares - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | October 01,2023 - 04:15 PM

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CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 32-year-old man, who was arrested on Thursday, September 28, 2023, for allegedly possessing an illegal firearm, turned out to be one of the men involved in a recent robbery in Barangay Sambag 2, Cebu City.

Personnel from the Abellana Police Station responded to an armed person report at around 12:45 a.m. on Thursday.

Responding officers proceeded to Urgello St., Barangay Sambag 2, Cebu City and apprehended a man who was allegedly in possession of a firearm.

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Suspected robber caught with gun

Police Lieutenant Colonel Janette Rafter, deputy director for operations of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), identified the arrested person as 32-year-old Glay Mabulay Caballes alias “Gloy-Gloy,” a resident of Sitio Riverside in the barangay.

The police report said that the police confiscated from the alleged suspect a KG9 sub machine pistol, live ammunition, and a magazine for the pistol.

Caballes was brought to the Abellana Police Station where he was detained pending the filing of charges.

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Illegal possession of firearm

Charges of possession of illegal firearms and violation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban will likely be filed against him, said the police report.

However, after Caballes was arrested, police found out that he was allegedly linked to a previous robbery case in the same area along with another suspect who was still at large.

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Linked to Urgello Street robbery

Rafter said that police found out that Caballes was one of the motorcycle-riding suspects of a robbery that happened on September 15, 2023 along Urgello Street which was caught on a close circuit television (CCTV) camera.

Caballes was allegedly working with his cohort identified as a certain “Insik,” and was positively identified by the victims.

Rafter said that the case was still being investigated but it was found that Caballes was allegedly a known thief in the area along with his accomplice.

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Victims of suspected robber asked to come forward

“Kini sila, mga notado gyud diay ni sila, kay aside ani, naa pa pud diay ni silay alleged nga gihold-up or kanang laing gikuhaan pud og cellphone. Diha pud gihapon bandang lugara. So again, murag naa nay mga insidente pud nga they are positively identified gyud sa mga biktima niining mga pampanghold-up nianang lugara,” said Rafter.

(They are allegedly notorious in the area because, aside from this, they had cases where they allegedly held up or that another one where they took the cellphone. It was also in that area. So again, it seems that there are also incidents that there were positively identified by the victims of holdups in that area.)

She said that Caballes would usually victimize students passing by the area.

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Rafter advised other possible victims of the suspect to come forward and report to the police so that the alleged thieves would be held responsible for their crimes.

“Kung kinsa man to ang nakawatan or nakuhaan niining mga tawhana, especially niining tawhana nga duha kabuok nga nagsakay og motorsiklo, basin pwede sila moadto dito para usab makahatag sila og additional pud nga impormasyon pud. Mataho pud ang nahatibo kanila para mapasakaan natong additional nga kaso,” she said.

(To those who have been victims of thefts and whose things were stolen by these people, especially these persons, two of them who would ride a motorcycle, perhaps they can come here so that they can give additional information too. They can also report what happened to them so that they can file additional cases.)

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