Baguio City – A security guard posed as member of New People’s Army (NPA) was arrested by the operatives of Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) after he was caught in the act of robbing a convenient store in Baguio City on June 27, 2022.
Based on the report submitted to PROCOR Regional Director, PBGEN RONALD OLIVER LEE, the arrested suspect was identified as Micheal Angelo Morella, 23-year-old and a resident of La Trinidad, Benguet.
According to the investigation of BCPO Camdas Police Station (PS2), the victims revealed that suspect Morelle entered the convenience store then he handed over a piece of paper to the Store Manager with a note “Kami po ay mga NPA Huwag sisigaw o kikilos ng masama Carmelo Louise F. Juson buhay o pera and aming malilikom ay tulong sa NPA matagal ka namin pinagmamasdan”.
When the Store Manager did not pay attention, suspect Morella got irked and pointed his firearm at the Store Crew.
Also, suspect Morella detained the other Store Crew in the walk-in room and instructed the Store Manager to put all the money from the counter amounting to more or less Php 11,000.00 in his bag.
However, another customer noticed the incident inside the convenience store and reported the incident to BCPO.
Baguio City cops immediately responded, resulted in the arrest of the suspect and the seizure of a Cal. 38 revolver with five (5) ammunition.
Suspect Morelle was brought into the custody of BCPO Camdas Police Station (PS2) for documentation and proper disposition.
The suspect will now be facing charges for violations of Article 293 of the Revised Penal Code or Robbery with intimidation and RA 10591 known as the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition and Regulation Act of 2013. (PROCOR-PIO)