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3 suspected criminals bolt QC jail; cop on duty suspended - report

September 18, 2012 5:14am

Three suspected criminals escaped from a Quezon City police detention cell after they overpowered the lone officer on duty early Monday.
The officer on duty, SPO1 Chester Ticobay, was placed under preventive suspension while an investigation into the incident is ongoing, radio dzBB’s Manny Vargas reported.
The escaped suspects are: Ruel Dante and Jestoni Rebuto, who were arrested for a robbery-snatching incident; and Jedi San Luis, who was arrested for a drug-related offense.
QCPD Police Station 10 head Superintendent Marcelino Pedrozo Jr. said a manhunt was ongoing for the escaped suspects.
An initial investigation showed the three were being turned over to the detention center by local village officials when the suspects suddenly pushed the center’s door, making Ticobay lose his balance.
The three then managed to escape before Ticobay could call his colleagues for help. — DVM, GMA News
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