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Brothers linked to slay to come out soon

First Posted 21:54:00 02/09/2011

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MANILA, Philippines?The main suspects in the robbery-slay of Smart Communications Inc. supervisor Albert Clarence Bondoc may surrender soon, said Manila Police District (MPD) homicide chief Armando Macaraeg.

Paul Bryan Lacsamana, 18, and his 16-year-old brother were the persons seen with Bondoc before he was found dead with 13 stab wounds in his apartment in San Andres Bukid, Sta. Ana, Manila, on January 30.

The victim?s wallet was emptied and several of his gadgets were also taken, police said.

A digital camera was recovered in Bondoc?s apartment on January 30, showing pictures of the Lacsamana brothers drinking with him the previous night.

Precinct police personnel in Barangay 378, Sta. Cruz, identified the brothers from the pictures as being residents of the area.

The Lacsamanas? neighbors confirmed their identities, but discreetly, as they said they were afraid of reprisal from the boys? family.

The Lacsamanas have not contacted the MPD, he added.

The brothers, both students at STI, were not found in their residence, according to Macaraeg.

?They need to surface so they can shed light on the case. I heard their family is well-off and has connections with higher-ranking police officers, and the brothers are considering surrendering to them,? Macaraeg said.

Meanwhile, the police official denied knowledge of a P500,000 reward for the apprehension of the brothers. The reward is being offered in the Facebook advocacy page Justice Served Albert Clarence Bondoc.


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