Police on alert after robbery gang leader's escape

Posted at 12/10/12 9:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines - After getting away from prison, the leader of a notorious robbery gang has forced police in the southern part of Metro Manila to go on alert this holiday season.

The Southern Police District (SPD) is on the lookout for another possible attack by the Ozamis robbery group after the gang's leader, Ricky Cadavero alias "Kambal,: escaped from the New Bilibid Prison on Saturday.

Prison officials claim Cadavero's armed henchmen, who posed as visitors, helped him escape.

Tracker teams have been deployed to find Cadavero.

SPD Director Benito Estipona expressed his displeasure over Cadavero's escape.

Estipona said the gang leader was to serve 67 years in prison for a number of bank robbery cases. - ANC