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Snatcher arrested

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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AFTER victimizing a 13-year-old girl, a 22-year-old snatcher was nabbed in Sta. Cruz, Manila, the other day.

Eruel Pacia, alias ‘Robin’, of 2635 Lico St., Tondo, Manila, is now in detention and facing charges of robbery-snatching.

Pacia was nabbed after allegedly snatching the cellphone of victim Kimberly Flaviano, a second year high school student, of  Sta. Cruz, Manila. The incident took place at around 4 p.m. near the Blumentritt LRT Station on Rizal Avenue.

Investigation by SPO2 Rowena Albano of the Manila Police District (MPD)-Station 3 said the victim was walking on her way home when the suspect snatched her cellphone.

The victim chased the suspect while continuously shouting, ‘Snatcher!’ thus drawing the attention of bystanders in the area as well as Police Officers 1 Jude Thaddeus Taylo, Victor Reyes and Jourdan Gabriel Asistion, all of the Station Intelligence Section under MPD-Station 3 and who were then patrolling the area aboard their motorcycles.
The suspect was arrested and brought to the police station for processing. It was not immediately known if the victim’s cellphone was recovered or not.