A suspect behind the killing of driver Jang Lucero is currently detained at the Calamba Police Station, the authorities announced yesterday.
Ann Sheila Montes Belarmino was arrested after she was positively identified by a witness from a CCTV footage, a statement from the police said. She was actually captured on Friday afternoon but it was only announced by the authorities yesterday. No bail was recommended for the suspect, who has been charged with murder.
Meanwhile, Laguna police are looking for five other suspects in relation to the case.
Captain Mary Ann Torres said Belarmino is the alleged mastermind behind Lucero’s killing, according to a witness.
“She is the suspect based on the CCTV footage, as well as based on the statement of the witnesses. She is also being tagged as the mastermind in this case. We are still establishing the motive,” Torres said in an interview with the radio station DZBB.
Calabarzon police chief Brigadier General Vicente Danao said they will ensure that the other suspects will be caught.
“We will make sure that the other suspects to the killing of Jang Lucero will fall in the hands of the authorities. We will maximize our efforts so that the remaining suspects will be put behind bars and that justice will be served,” Danao said.
A resident of Pasay City, Lucero worked as a for-hire driver after she lost her restaurant job due to the pandemic. Her body, which bore 52 stab wounds, was found inside her car along the Bucal Bypass Road in Calamba, Laguna. She died due to hemorrhage.
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