Martilyo Gang Member Arrested in General Santos City

By | June 27, 2015


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.

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