Arrested was robbery with violence and rape suspect Jerome Villareal after casing, surveillance, and stake out operations in Bagong Nayon 1, Antipolo City on September 4.
The manhunt operation came about as a result of the robbery-holdup of Michael Caguiat y Fernandez along JP Rizal, Sto. Niño, Marikina. Caguiat identified Villareal as his perpetrator from the Rogue’s Gallery shown to him by police. The Station Intelligence Branch of Marikina PNP spearheaded the operation which resulted into the arrest of Villareal in Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Antipolo City.
Prior to his arrest, Villareal was already facing before the Prosecutor’s Office in Marikina City several cases filed against him such as robbery with rape, robbery-hold-up, robbery, carnapping, and violation of RA 6539. Subsequently, PNP-Marikina identified Villareal as cohort of Edwin San Juan y Lucero who is tagged as the No. 1 Most Wanted Person of Marikina City Police Station. Presently, authorities are conducting continuous follow-up operations for possible arrest of other cohorts of Villareal.