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Cops catch convenience store robber in Pampanga

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Through diligent efforts and coordinated action, authorities apprehended a robbery suspect believed to be responsible for a recent armed robbery at a local convenience store in Sto. Tomas, Pampanga on Tuesday (July 25).

Operatives of Sto. Tomas MPS under the supervision of Capt. Jester Calis, Sto. Tomas chief of police responded swiftly to the reported robbery, launching a comprehensive investigation into the incident which led to the identification and subsequent arrest of the primary suspect.

Calis identified the suspect as Eddie Mutya y Blanco, 25 years old and a resident of Brgy. Sto. Niño Sapa, Sto Tomas, Pampanga. He was previously arrested in 2020 for carnapping and in 2017 for Theft.

Seized from the suspect were the stolen cash amounting to P3,310 powdered milk worth P1,656 and cigarette products worth P11,263.

He is currently in custody of Sto. Tomas MPS and faces charges related to the robbery incident.

“The swift apprehension of Mutya is a testament to the professionalism and dedication of our personnel. Their relentless pursuit of justice ensures that those who commit crimes in our community will be held accountable for their actions,” PRO3 Director Gen. Jose S. Hidalgo Jr. stated. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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