Dionisio Sagang Dumanjug, 47, was arrested in Ozamis City last Wednesday based on a warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Sylva Paderanga for robbery with homicide charges.
Based on the video footage of security cameras of Oro Sugbu, Dumanjug was the man who disarmed security guards of the pawnshop located in Magallanes Street.
Supt. Paul Labra II, chief of the intelligence division of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said Dumanjug, 47, a resident of sitio Manga, barangay Catadman, Ozamis, is a member of the Kambal robbery group which was involved in several robberies nationwide.
Senior Supt. Orlando Ualat, chief of staff of PRO-7, commended the arresting team which included members of PRO-7′s intelligence division, Mandaue and Ozamis police.
Police said Dumanjug used Isoy, Jerry and other aliases. The robbery group is headed by Ricky Cadamero, who is still at large.
In an interview, Dumanjug said he was forced to join the group so he could give his family a decent life.
He said he will ask the court to allow him to testify as a state witness.
Police said Dumanjug at first resisted arrest but was eventually subdued.
They recovered a .45 pistol and magazines, hand grenade and wigs from him. The wigs were apparently used to disguise him as a woman.
Police said Dumanjug was also involved in the 2007 robberies of UCPB and Land Bank in Quezon City.
He was also implicated in the robbery of an LBC mall outlet in Banilad, Cebu City on Nov. 2008.
Police said the Kambal group is composed of the remnants of the Kuratong Baliling Gang./CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON
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