Two suspected robbers were arrested after allegedly victimizing a seaman on vacation in Manila on Tuesday night.
Alfred Teves and JC Bautista allegedly robbed Noel Mariano near the LRT Blumentritt station. Mariano was accompanied by a female friend when the robbery occurred.
The suspects took off with Mariano’s watch and wallet containing US dollar and peso bills worth P40,000.
They were later arrested after being pointed by residents who know them as notorious robbers in the area.
Mariano’s valuables, however, were already gone.
Authorities also found out that Mariano and the suspects live in the same neighborhood.
Mariano said he even recalls playing basketball with one of the suspects.
Teves and Bautista denied committing the crime. – Umagang Kay Ganda, May 2 2012