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Cavite cops arrest suspect in robbery-slay of college student

The suspect in the killing of a 24-year-old computer science student in Dasmariñas, Cavite, has been arrested, the Cavite Police Provincial Office (CPPO) said Saturday.

In a statement, the CPPO said that  suspect Angelito Erlano, 39 --  facing robbery with homicide complaint -- was apprehended at 10:40 a.m. Saturday in a police operation.

According to the statement, the Provincial Intelligence Unit and Dasmariñas City Police Station were conducting a follow-up operation and investigation in Barangay Victoria Reyes, when Erlano was cornered while hiding in his friend's house.

Erlano resisted arrest and tried to attack a police officer with a screwdriver, but he was subdued and finally arrested.

During the operation, authorities recovered a black shirt with a white stripe and a blue t-shirt marked with a trademark eagle, believed to have been used by the suspect during the commission of the crime. They also found a black backpack bag, believed to be owned by the victim.

After the arrest, the suspect was brought to the Dasmariñas City Police Station where he was charged for robbery with homicide, and direct assault on a person in authority.

Based on police records, the suspect had previous involvement in other robbery cases.

PNP Chief General Rodolfo S. Azurin, Jr. commended the efforts of Police Regional Office-4A (PRO-4A) and the Cavite PPO for the arrest of the suspect.

Last Tuesday, victim Queen Leanne Daguinsin was found dead with stab wounds inside her dorm room in Barangay Santa Fe.

Police investigation indicates that Daguinsin suffered 14 stab wounds in different parts of her body.

Daguinsin's body was found after her classmates went to her dorm room to check on her because she had not been attending classes for days.

CCTV footage showes a man wearing a blue shirt, black cap, and face mask leaving the victim's dorm room. He was holding unidentified objects in both hands. —LBG, GMA Integrated News