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Female snatcher arrested

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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FOR making the mistake of victimizing a lady security guard, a female snatcher was nabbed in Tondo, Manila, the other day.

As of this writing, appropriate charges are being readied against suspect Carmen Timoteo, of 304 Sampaloc St., Tondo, on the complaint of victim Charlene Soriano, 24, a lady guard and a resident of 9th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City.

A probe by the Manila Police District-Station 2 showed that at around 3:30 p.m., PO2 Jaime Espejo III and members of the Task Force Divisoria were manning the area when they heard screams from the victim. It turned out that her cellphone was snatched by the suspect at the corner of Claro M. Recto Avenue and Juan Luna Street.

Police led by Insp. Nestor Mercado responded and had the suspect nabbed.

At the precinct, the victim positively identified the suspect as the one who snatched her cellphone.

Authorities, however, did not recover the cellphone.