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Death of teachers’ robber
may end up unsolved: PNP


The death of a suspect, involved in the robbery of seven teachers in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, may end up “unsolved”, as the witness, his own companion, failed to identify those who killed him, town police chief Senior Inspector Roberto Mansueto said.

The body of Roland Cajulao, was found in a sugarcane field, with a stab wound in the lower abdomen, and a broken jaw, shortly after they two robbed the teachers of the Cuyaoyao Elementary School in Brgy. Inolingan, Moises Padilla, on Aug. 15.

Remy Escano, the other suspect, surrendered Monday to a barangay official of Moises Padilla, almost four days after the hold-up incident, police records show.

Mansueto said Escano only recalled that they were chased by the mob, as they were fleeing from the elementary school campus.

Robbery charges are now being readied by the Moises Padilla police against Escano, who was identified as the one who held one of the seven teachers hostage.

Escano also expressed fears for his life, with the death of his companion, Mansueto said.

Police records show that Cajulao and Escano are also facing murder charges in court.*GPB

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