Extorionist Caught in Tacloban

14 Mar

A 44-YEAR-OLD man alleged to be an “extortionist” was arrested by operating elements of Police Regional Office (PRO)-Eastern Visayas Regional Intelligence Division (RID) in an entrapment operation at P. Zamora Street,Tacloban City.

RID acting chief Senior Superintendent Tomasito Clet identified the suspect as Marlon Buenaventura, a resident of Barangay 95, Caibaan, this city.

Buenaventura was arrested around 4 p.m. of March 10 at the vicinity of Sto. Niño Church at P. Zamora Street.

Before the arrest of Buenaventura, a certain Eleanor Bico, 66, widower from Barangay Tigawon, Calanipawan, also this city, had asked for the assistance of the police, Clet said.

Bico said she had been repeatedly extorted of cash with a total amount of P300,000 by the suspect. Instead of giving in to the demand of the suspect, Bico personally went to seek police assistance.

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