Baguio driver nabbed for P38-M bank heist

>> Thursday, October 26, 2017

BAGUIO CITY – A driver was arrested by police from Libmanan, Camarines and Baguio and Benguet cops here Monday around 1:30 p.m. after it was found out the van he owned was used in a bank robbery in Libmanan wherein P38 million was carted away.     
Romel Bacoco Pis-ew, 32, married, resident here of No. 504 San Vicente, Baguio City was reportedly subject of pursuit by Libmanan police led by Chief Insp.Chito Oyardo.
A police report said Pis-ew was traced to be the owner of a white Toyota Grandia van with conduction sticker YW 2546 which was allegedly used as getaway vehicle in the bank robbery that took place at the UCPB in Barangay Libod-1, Libmanan on Oct. 8 around 8-9 p.m..
Pis-ew was positively identified by a witness. Police said the bank and the place where the suspects rented were located in one building.
The suspects dug a hole under the ground around seven meters long until they reached the floor around two feet away from the bolt of the bank and utilized it as their point of entry.
Libmanan has not yet identified his alleged companions during the heist.  


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