Delivery Rider in Davao City Arrested Over ‘Holdup Me’ Scheme

In Davao City, a delivery rider was arrested over ‘holdup me’ scheme

HOLDUP ME – A young delivery rider, who was the first to report to the police about the recent robbery of his earnings in Davao City, is now behind bars.

According to the police report, the suspect was identified as Bryan Sistual Capote, a 20-year-old resident of Kulagsoy, Barangay Tacunan, Davao City. Capote claimed that he was robbed by two individuals on a motorcycle in Sitio San Miguel, Brgy. Catalunan Grande, last January 19. They allegedly took away his earnings amounting to ₱17,000 and some parcels he was supposed to deliver.

In his statement, Capote mentioned that the incident occurred near where he parked his motorcycle. He was threatened with a knife while unloading the packages in that area. However, this account was contradicted by Capote’s regular customer, Marvin San Juan Baylosis, who stated that he did not witness or hear any commotion in the area.

The police revealed that there was a ₱17,000 fund transfer in Capote’s GCash account, supporting his earlier claim that the money was taken by the two motorcycle-riding suspects. Capote later confessed to his employer that the robbery did not happen and that he made up the incident. The suspect is now facing the appropriate charges, as stated by the police.

Meanwhile, if you find yourself a witness or victim of a robbery in the Philippines, it is crucial to swiftly report the incident to local authorities. Prioritize your safety and dial 911, the emergency hotline, to connect with the Philippine National Police (PNP). Provide essential details, including your name, contact information, the incident’s location, and descriptions of the suspects and the event.

Cooperate fully with the responding officers, offering any necessary statements or assistance in suspect identification. Request a copy of the police report for future reference. If you are a foreign national, consider notifying your embassy or consulate. Follow up with local authorities to stay informed about the case’s progress.

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