Police arrested a man after allegedly pretending to be a habal-habal rider and raping a call center agent despite an enhanced community quarantine, Mai Bermudez reported in a Unang Balita, Friday.
According to the victim, she was returning home to a rented condominium unit in Makati City on Tuesday night when the suspect offered her a ride. They evaded several checkpoints until they reached Sta. Cruz in Manila.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Rey Magdaluyo, commander of Manila Police District Station 3, said the suspect might have used “shortcuts” to escape the quarantine checkpoints.
The suspect brought the victim to a motel where the rape took place. After the assault, the suspect took the victim to Pasay City.
The suspect was identified when the call center agent victim remembered his name on his home quarantine pass: Mark Anthony S. Nati.
Through social media, the suspect was identified, and he admitted to the crime.
“Hinalay ko po, ano lang po ako sa pag-iisip,” ani Nati, security guard sa isang bangko na nahaharap sa kasong rape.
Authorities are also investigating the motel where the crime took place as it should not operate because of the enhanced community quarantine.
Chinese national arrested for hoarding P4-M worth of alcohol, masks
A Chinese businessman was arrested in an entrapment operation for hoarding P4 million worth of ethyl alcohol, masks, and other medical supplies in Caloocan City.
Caloocan Police Chief P / Col. Dario Menor arrested Robin Merenda Siwa, 32, of Brgy. 78, Caloocan City.
According to the report, Caloocan Police Station Investigation and Detective Management Division personnel launched the entrapment operation at around 2:30 pm at Siwa’s home.
A police officer who posed as a poseur-buyer was able to buy two gallons of alcohol from the suspect in exchange for P2,000 marked money.
When the poseur-buyer signaled that the money had been handed, the back-up operatives immediately rushed and caught Siwa at his apartment. Police discovered the Chinese trader is hoarding P4 million worth of medical supplies.
Business Permit and Licensing Office’s (BPLO) verification revealed that Siwa had no business permit to sell alcohol and medical products.
Authorities continue to investigate the incident while the case against the suspect is being prepared.