A suspected member of a robbery-holdup group preying on students was arrested by policemen after a
brief chase shortly after midnight yesterday in Caloocan City.
Patrolling elements of Caloocan Police Community Precinct (PCP) 3, along with barangay
officials, chanced upon a group of men suspiciously roaming around robbery-holdup prone area in Phase
IV, Package 2, Bgy. 176, Bagong Silang, at 12:25 a.m.
When the suspects sensed the presence of policemen, they scampered to different directions,
prompting PO1s Erap Manuel, Allan Hermoso and barangay watchmen, led by their Executive Officer Rolly
Cebu, to give chase.
After a brief chase, authorities were able to arrest Ely Joy Dalagan, 23, jobless, of Phase 9,
Package 4, Bagong Silang. When frisked, a bladed weapon was found tucked in his right waistline.