2 suspects wanted for allegedly robbing and killing messenger in Valenzuela City

Suspects Rico Reyes and Narciso Santiago. Photo: Valenzuela City/FB
Suspects Rico Reyes and Narciso Santiago. Photo: Valenzuela City/FB

Two men are wanted in Valenzuela City for allegedly robbing and shooting to death a company messenger earlier this month.

Rico “Moja” Reyes and Narciso “Tukmol” Santiago were identified yesterday as the suspects behind the killing of Niño Luegi Hernando.

The suspects’ photos were uploaded last night to Valenzuela City Halls’ Facebook account. The local government offered a PHP300,000 (US$6,200) reward to anyone who can provide information about the two men’s whereabouts.

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Hernando was driving in the village of Paseo de Blas after withdrawing money from a bank when the suspects, who were also onboard a motorcycle, went near him and shot him to death. The suspects took Hernando’s motorbike and his bag, which contained about PHP443,000 (US$9,113). According to a friend of the victim, the suspects were trailing after Hernando since he had left the bank.

The police were able to identify the suspects after learning that the motorcycle they used during the robbery was bought online. The authorities were able to track down the vehicle’s original owner, who provided them with photos of the suspects. A witness also said that he saw both suspects at the crime scene before and after Hernando was robbed.

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