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Robbery suspect now in Koronadal, charged

Local News • 21:07 PM Tue Sep 23, 2014
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By: 
Roel Osano, DXOM-FM Koronadal
(southcotabato.gov.ph

KORONADAL
CITY (Sept. 23) – The leader of the robbery-hol-up gang that robbed Agencia
Brilantes pawnshop here after killing its security guard had undergone inquest
proceedings.

Khaddafy
Guiamelon, 47, was very timid when reporters tried to interview him Monday
morning, more than 24 hours after he was arrested in a safe house in Pansacala,
Cotabato City.

Guiamelon,
alias Commander Piladok, refused to issue statement on charges against him of
robbery and homicide.

According
to one of the three witnesses, Guiamelon was the one who shot point blank
pawnshop security guard Joan Lazaga of Sto Nino, South Cotabato as the gunmen
barged inside the pawnshop.

In the CCTV
footages that went viral in the social media, the pawnshop had only three
persons inside at the time of the robbery.
Two female attendants and the fallen Lazaga.

As the four
gunmen entered the pawnshop, two women were seen rushing inside a room and
sought cover.

When
brought to the Koronadal City police office, Guiamelon’s face clearly resembles
the man in checkered black and white polo with bull cap. He led the robbery
gang.

Guiamelon
was arrested at 1 a.m. Sunday in Cotabato City on the basis of two warrants of
arrest issued by separate courts for kidnapping.

Journalists
tried to ask him questions while he was being brought to the Hall of Justice
but he remained quiet.

But some
people who wanted to see Guiamelon at the local court were heard saying Siya
gid eh, waay na iban, klaro kaayo sa CCTV (He was the one and no other, (his
face was clearly) captured by CCTV).”

Supt.
Nestor Salcedo, Koronadal City PNP director, said police have intensified its
manhunt against the other suspects and appealed for public support.

Mayor Peter
Miguel has raised a P50,000 reward for anyone who can provide information that
could identify and arrest the gunmen who remained at large.

Guiamelon
was Mindanao’s third most wanted man, according to PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group.

Cotabato
City police director Senior Supt. Rolen Balquin said a confidential informant
led policemen to Guiamelon’s safe house in Cotabato City.

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