(Metro News) Police nabbed two suspects in shooting Indian nun during robbery

April 9, 2010 10:35 pm 

MANILA, April 9 –Two men who were tagged for the shooting a 60-year-old Indian nun during a robbery are now in police custody after another victim surfaced at the police headquarters to complain one of the suspects.

Police identified the suspects as Alvin Dolor, 36, member of the Bahala na Gang and resident of Estrada St., Sta. Ana, Manila and Vergel Malabanan, 25, member of the Sputnik Gang, also of Arellano St., Sta. Ana..

Severino Camaso, 30, a laborer, of Arellano Street in Sta. Ana, Manila, tagged Dolor as the one who robbed him of his mobile phone and necklace.

Camaso also said that the robber stabbed him in the body last month just outside his house. He was confined at the Ospital ng Maynila for several weeks.

After his discharge, he filed a complaint at Manila Police District (MPD) theft and robbery section. Camaso said Malabanan was not involved in the robbery committed against him last March 12 at around 4:45 am.

Camaso told investigators that he was robbed by Dolor and another companion but not Malabanan.

Malabanan was detained because he was allegedly involved in the robbery and shooting of Indian nun Theresa Thomas Kolanchery.

Chief Insp. Edgardo Carpio, chief of the MPD-Theft and Robbery Section, said Dolor and Malabanan were arrested in separate operations on Thursday in their houses.

The arrest came on a tip from an informant, who claimed he could lead the police to the whereabouts of the suspects behind the April 6 robbery and assault on Kolanchery, of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity.

Carpio said that the tipster had told them that Dolor had been boasting to some friends that he had “earned money but had harmed a nun.”

The MPD personnel immediately conducted follow-up operations and arrested Dolor.

Dolor subsequently pointed out the whereabouts of Malabanan. Teams from the MPD theft and robbery and the warrant sections recovered P13,000 of the P95,000 cash taken from Kolanchery and a .38 caliber revolver, believed to be the weapon used on the nun.

Carpio said Dolor had been released from the New Bilibid Prisons in January after serving a 12-year sentence for the crime of robbery with violence.

He said that both men had confessed holding up Kolanchery and shooting her last April 6 at around 11:55 am , just outside the congregation at Phil Asia Compound, Tejeron Street in Sta. Ana.

She was shot when she refused to give the cash intended for the salary of the employees of the congregation. (PNA) RMA/JES

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