Two rookie cops detailed near Centrio Ayala Mall in Cagayan de Oro City chased and caught a suspect who robbed a a newly-bought cellphone from a person at the overpass fronting the mall last Monday afternoon, April 18, 2022.

In a press release, City Director PCol Aaron M Mandia stated that Patrolman Jievy Mejores and Patrolwoman Margie Gulle responded to a robbery incident at the overpass wherein the suspect, identified as John Michael A. Lamomay, 19 years old, a resident of Zone 9, Macanhan, Carmen, CDOC forcibly took the newly-purchased Cherry Mobile Aqua X worth Php3,600 from the victim identifed as Roel A. Galceran, 21 years old, resident of Zone 8 Cugman, CDOC. The victim was with a minor companion who tried to ward off the suspect. Accordingly, suspect threatened to stab the victim if he wouldn’t give him his cellphone. The responding police officers chased and cornered the suspect inside the mall. Suspect is now temporarily detained at custodial facility at Cogon Police Station.

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