“Disturbed by their conscience,” two college students surrendered to San Miguel Mayor Virgilio Mendez and confessed to carrying out at least two robberies in the Second District in the past two months.
Mendez told the Chronicle that the two students, who are already in their 20s, along with a concerned citizen voluntarily surrendered at his office inside the San Miguel municipal hall on Wednesday afternoon.
They confessed to robbing lending firm collectors in Trinidad in June and in San Miguel in July.
“Siguro disturbed sa ilang conscience, unya naa koy mga taw na gipalakaw para sa pagpangita og impormasyon bahin ana. Naabot sa ila na siguro then they decided to appear before the office then voluntarily confess to the crime,” said Mendez, who is also the immediate former National Bureau of Investigation director.
Mendez did not disclose the two suspects’ identities and both were not yet detained as charges were still being prepared against them. Police however were tasked to monitor their movements.
“Dili man nato ma-detain pa, kay wa pay warrant,” said Mendez.
Mendez noted that the two suspects could be used as witnesses after they claimed that there was a mastermind behind the series of robberies in the district.
“Duna nay confession duly assisted by a counsel, magamit g’yud na siya. Magamit na as for or against them. Kay it’s only the court that will determine kung pwede ba sila mahimong witness or mahimong akusado,” he said.
Meanwhile, the San Miguel Police Station will conduct further investigations following the surrender of the two suspects. (A. Doydora)