Cam Norte cop foils holdup attempt

DAET, Camarines Norte--A policewoman averted a holdup attempt in front of SM Hypermart in this town earlier this week.

PSupt Paul Florendo Abay, Daet Municipal Station Chief of Police said that while PO1 Marian Rasco Guinto was manning her post at around 7:45 in the evening, suspect Normandy Sarto y Esquivel approached victim Jesus Gerrard Pineda y Perez with a six-inch ice pick.

The suspect poked the victim's side with the ice pick and tried to grab his valuables.

PO1 Guinto immediately responded to the incident.

With the help of several bystanders, she arrested the suspect and recovered the ice pick.

Sarto was identified as a 36-year-old resident of Dupax St., Barangay V, this town.

Meanwhile, the victim is a 22-year-old resident of Purok 1, Barangay IV.

An attempted robbery complaint against the suspect has been filed at the Provincial Prosecution Office through and inquest proceeding under NPS-09-INQ-141-01489 with bail of Php 5,000.

The suspect is now detained at the Daet Municipal Police Station.--BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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