One Member of the Martilyo gang responsible for the robbery in
one pawnshop in Koronadal City, the Philippines was finally
located and arrested.
After nine months in hiding, one of the suspect together with
his cousin was arrested by the police in a house.
Found and confiscated from the suspects included various caliber
of unlicensed firearms.
The arrest made by the police was conducted in a house in
General Santos City in the southern part of the Philippines.
The suspects refused to give any statements.
The Robbery conducted by the Martilyo Gang was caught by the
pawnshop’s CCTV. The Robbery was committed in September this
The CCTV video showed the suspects entered the pawnshop and
immediately fired upon the unsuspecting security guard.
While conducting the robbery, one of the Martilyo Gang Member
shot the fatally injured security guard a second time which
caused his immediate death.
Three other suspects are still on the loose and the police
is optimistic that with the arrest of one of the suspects,
the others will soon be taken into custody to answer for the
crime they committed.
The suspect will probably be charged by the police with
Robbery with homicide. This crime is committed when by reason
or occasion of the robbery, the crime of homicide shall have
also been committed. This offense carries with it the penalty
of imprisonment for life.