Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office

PBGEN DEBOLD M SINAS

TOP 2 MOST WANTED PERSON OF STA. CRUZ POLICE STATION 3 COLLARED IN CAVITE

With the arrest of Top 2 Most Wanted Person of Sta. Cruz Police Station 3, Manila Police District, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS, Chief, NCRPO congratulates the personnel of the station for their consistent manhunt operations being conducted to successfully serve Warrants of Arrest.

Accused was identified as WILFREDO LAYA JR. y DIMATULAC, 37 years old, male, married, jobless, resident of #438 Nepomuceno St., Quiapo, Manila.

The operation ensued after a confidential informant provided a tip regarding the whereabouts of the accused. Wasting no time, operatives proceeded in the area to verify the veracity of the report.

On August 21, 2020 at about 5:40 pm, elements of Station Intel/Warrant and Subpoena Branch PS-3 apprehended the accused inside Greenwoods Subdivision, Dasmariñas City, Cavite, who has been hiding for 15 years. He was arrested by virtue of Warrant of Arrest for the crime of Two (2) counts of MURDER with Criminal Case no. 05-240639-40 and Three (3) counts of ATTEMPTED MURDER with Criminal  Case No. 05-240641-43 by Virtue of Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. EDWARDO B PERALTA JR, Presiding Judge RTC Branch 17, Manila.

Suspect was brought to Jose R Reyes Medical Center for physical and medical examination and subsequently brought to Sta. Cruz Police Station for custody and booking procedures pending the return of his warrant.

“I am happy that our men continuously dedicate themselves in locating accused persons wherever they are. NCRPO will not halt in putting them behind the bars,” said PMGEN SINAS.