2 arrested for theft in Intramuros
MANILA – Two men were arrested after allegedly barging into a dormitory in Intramuros, Manila on Tuesday to steal some items.
The suspects, identified as Jolo Magtanong and John Marc Quiroz, allegedly stole a dormitory occupant's cellphone. A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera captured one of them being chased by the victim along Victoria Street in Barangay 658.
The two were arrested after Magtanong attempted to extort P500 from the victim in exchange for the cellphone.
Magtanong is a son of a barangay kagawad (councilman) while Quiroz is a nephew of an ex-officio member of the barangay council.
Magtanong claimed he committed the crime to support the needs of his sick child. Chairman Richard Gonzales, however, said the suspect was just making an alibi. – report from Francis Faulve, ABS-CBN News