By richy nalagon
The barangay tanods and elements of the San Pedro Police Station arrested two persons early Monday morning when they tried to rob a taxi driver in Bacaca.
Police the two suspects as Danilo Mabeo Bayot, 25, jobless and alias Jason, 17. They are both residents of Marabatuan, Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental.
Police reported the arrested persons attempted to rob taxi driver Richard Balubar Ponayo, 33. Ponayo is a resident of Isla Swerte Times Beach in Bucana.
Police probers said Bayot and Jason boarded the taxi driven by Ponayo from Times Beach, Matina heading for Bacaca. But upon reaching Bangkal Street, Bacaca one of the suspects pointed a knife to Ponayo and declared a hold-up. The other person also choked Ponayo.
Ponayo alertly jumped from the taxi and ran. Ponayo chanced upon the patrolling Mobile Patrol 19 which immediately responded with the help of the barangay tanods.
After a short chase Bayot and Jason were found hiding in the house of a certain alias Jack of Itil Street, Bacaca. Both are now detained at San Pedro Police Station.