A MEMBER of notorious “Akyat-Bahay” gang was arrested when he broke into the house of a police officer and tried to take away gadgets and cellphone before dawn yesterday in Navotas City.
Merlin Sison, 37, of Bgy. Tanza was about to escape from the house of PO1 Jerry Conde, 38, at 292 Adelfa St., Merville Subdivision when the latter was awakened by a noise coming from his living room.
When Conde went downstairs, he noticed a man carrying something and was about to escape, prompting him to chase the suspect.
The suspect was cornered and arrested after a brief chase while a laptop and mobile phone worth a total of P24,000 owned by Conde were recovered from his possession.
Navotas deputy police chief for operation Supt. Ferdinand Balgoa said the arrested suspect was able to enter the house of the police officer through the back portion and got his way into the living room.