DONA REMEDIOS TRINIDAD, Bulacan — The long arms of the law finally caught up with him.

An “Akyat Bahay” robbery suspect in Parañaque City who went into hiding in Bulacan was arrested by authorities in a mountainous town here on Thursday.

In his report to Central Luzon police regional director Brig. Gen. Valeriano T. De Leon, Col. Lawrence B. Cajipe, Bulacan police director, identified the arrested suspect as Joseph Monterola Macaraeg of Kaingin, Brgy Sto. Niño, Parañaque City. 

Investigation revealed that Macaraeg was the suspect in a robbery incident that transpired on January 25, 2021 in the house of Mark Anthony Enero Reyes, businessman, of BF Homes, Parañaque City. 

Stolen by the suspect were 1 Cal 9mm pistol Glock 17 with 2 magazines loaded with ammunition worth P48,000.00; one Fujifilm camera worth P198,000.00; one Apple Laptop worth P 60,000.00; three cellular phones, and assorted jewelry worth P1 million. 

Probers said Macaraeg, who was previously charged for the same offense in Parañaque City, was identified through CCTV footage.  Further investigation disclosed that the suspect was hiding in his hometown in Doña Remedios Trinidad (DRT).

Members of Parañaque police said they coordinated with the San Ildefonso police station for a follow-up operation which led to the arrest of Macaraeg and the recovery of the stolen items.

Source: Manila Bulletin (