The suspect in the brutal attack of a gasoline boy attendant in Barangay Mangnao last Sunday was arrested today by the combined personnel of the Dumaguete City Police Station and Santa Catalina Municipal Police Station.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo lauded the City PNP under Lt. Col. Mark Gifter Sucalit for the apprehension of the suspect and hoped that this should send a message to all criminal elements that the current leadership will work hard to bring them to account for their misdeeds against the peaceful citizens of the city.
Lt. Col. Sucalit said that the suspect was arrested in Santa Catalina in a buy bust operation today and among the items seized were the hammer and a bottle used in the attack along with the clothes worn at the time of the incident.
Sucalit said that they tracked the suspect using the CCTV cameras of the City Government and coordinated with the Sta. Catalina PNP.
Mayor Remollo expressed hope that the victim and his relatives will be able to get the justice they deserve.