By Felipe V. Celino
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A couple lost P500,000 cash to a pair of suspected robbers Monday morning at Sitio Tabag in Brgy. Tacas Pontevedra, Capiz carting away some P500,000 cash.
The Pontevedra Municipal Police Station identified the husband as Jesus Estollano, 47, a businessman of said place.
Police probers said Estollano and his wife were about to ride a tricycle when two suspects approached and robbed them at gunpoint.
The suspects then grab the victims’ bag containing P500,000 cash and fled towards Brgy. Bailan also in Pontevedra.
According to Maj. Syril Punzalan, Pontevedra police chief, Estollano immediately went to the police station and reported what happened to him and his wife.
The police launched a manhunt operation and caught up with the suspects at the boundary of barangays Bailan and Rizal both in Pontevedra town.
The suspects fired their guns prompting the police to shoot back.
One of the suspects, Jet Dela Torre was wounded on his hand while his fellow suspects escaped.
Dela Torre later told the police that the other suspect was Rene Liboon of Barangay Dacuton, Dumarao.
Recovered from Dela Torre were two handguns with bullets, an ID card, a wallet, other documents, and personal money.
He is now detained at Pontevedra police station while authorities are still pursuing Liboon.