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Police release sketch of suspects in Agusan highway robbery

Authorities on Thursday released the computerized facial composite of three suspects responsible in the killing of a security guard and wounding of a bank manager, during a daring highway robbery in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte last Monday.

Senior Insp. Calvin Placer, Buenavista police chief, said the sketches were based on the descriptions given by several witnesses.

Noreyv Barsubya, branch manager of EastWest Bank in Nasipit town, and his security escort, Jison L. Lumanao Sr. were onboard the bank’s van when the robbers fired at the vehicle as it was negotiating a bumpy road Purok 3, Barangay Agong-ong around at 3:10 p.m. on Monday.

Lumanao bore the brunt of the initial salvo of gunshots and was killed on-the-spot. Barsubya survived the attack but remains in critical condition at a hospital in Davao City.

The perpetrators managed to escape with undetermined amount of cash money and other valuables.

Police are now conducting a manhunt operation against the three robbers. By GD

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