A notorious hold upper in Pasay surrendered to the authorities after CCTV footage of the January 1, 2017 incident went viral on social media.
The CCTV showed the suspect pointing a weapon and blocking the young female victim who was preparing to climb the steps of a footbridge in Malibay, Pasay.
In less than 20 seconds, the suspect carted away the young female victim’s mobile phone and cash and sped away with his accomplice using a motorcycle.
The following day, January 2, 2017, the female victim posted the CCTV footage of the incident and screenshots of the face of her tormentor, hoping to get a lead of the identity of the suspect. Her decision to post the video on Facebook proved to be wise move as the video received a lot of shares and reactions.
When the family of the suspect saw him on prime time newscast, the mother of the suspect (Ernesto Fajardo) said the family had a talk and decided to surrender her son to the police.
“Kaysa magtago sya, isusurender na lang po namin,” Leticia Fajardo told the ABS-CBN reporter.
Please watch the ABS-CBN video below for details.