Restaurant holduppers caught at Laguna Comelec checkpoint – Manila Bulletin
LAGUNA — Authorities arrested two suspects behind a restaurant robbery in Luisiana on Monday, May 23.
According to the Laguna Provincial Police Office (PPO) report, suspects Ronilo Espinosa and Arnold Ilagan held the restaurant cashier at gunpoint, took cash from the cash register and fled a motorcycle.
Upon receiving the report from the Luisiana Municipal Police Station (MPS), the Laguna PPO immediately alerted surrounding police stations to conduct a chase operation.
At an Electoral Commission checkpoint in a nearby town, Cavinti MPS officers reported two men matching the description of the suspects who had led to their arrest.
Authorities confiscated a .45 caliber pistol from the suspects along with live ammunition and bullets. They also recovered 5,250 pesos from them.
In a statement, Laguna PPO Director Col. Cecilio R. Ison Jr. praised the rapid coordination between local police stations that led to the arrests of the suspects.
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