4 Ativan Gang men arrested

January 15, 2019

OPERATIVES from the  Manila Police District-General Assignment and Investigation Section (MPD-GAIS) arrested the other night four members of  ‘Ativan Gang’ in Sampaloc, Manila.

Now in the custody of the MPD-GAIS are  James Soriano, 54, of No. 19 Manunggal St., Tatalon, Quezon City; Michelle Wenceslao, 34, of No. 19 M. Flores St., Bagong Ilog, Pasig City; Analyn Castro, 39, of Blk. B, Lot 1, Bayanan, Alabang, Muntinlupa City and Elma Matas, 39, of Bgy. Punta, San Narciso, Quezon Province.

Chief Inspector Henry Navarro, head of the MPD-GAIS, said the suspects were nabbed at around 7 p.m. on Ibarra Street in Blumentritt, Sampaloc, Manila, based on information given by a witness.

He said the suspects were previously charged for the same offense where they victimized another tourist.

Police said that last January 13, the suspects befriended victim Li Wei Yang, 35, a Chinese national temporarily staying in Makati Avenue Makati City, while the latter was strolling in Intramuros, Manila.