Police arrest one of Para├▒aque's most wanted

Posted at 09/30/2012 4:02 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Parañaque police have arrested the sixth most wanted criminal in the city at Sitio Tuyuan in Barangay Merville.

The suspect was identified as Richard Gonzales, who also goes by the alias Ricks Monteverde, according to Inspector Ferjed Torres of the City Intelligence Unit.

The Parañaque Regional Trial Court Branch 258 issued a warrant of arrest for Gonzales after he was charged with illegal possession of firearms.

Police also discovered that Gonzales is a member of the Sputnik Gang and is linked to the Ozamis robbery/hold-up group that attacked Robinsons Metro East, Robinsons Galleria and the Alabang Town Center in recent months.

Torres said that based on the evidence they compiled, Gonzales was directly involved in the mall robberies. -- Report from DZMM.