A suspected serial rapist who bolted the Caloocan City Jail where he was being held on charges of robbery-holdup with homicide and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition was finally captured by combined agents of the Southern Police District and the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group in Pasay City shortly before noon yesterday, officials said.
SPD director, Senior Superintendent Eliseo DC Cruz identified the arrested suspect as Albert Biol, a 43-year old construction worker who was jailed by the Caloocan City police in December 2014 for his involvement in criminal cases including robbery with homicide, two counts of robbery, car theft and illegal possession of firearms.
Cruz said a background check also showed that the suspect is also wanted for multiple rape cases: three in San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan and six in Caloocan City; and an attempted rape, a frustrated homicide and another carnapping case in Caloocan City.
The SPD director told the Journal Group that Biol was captured along 19th Street corner 4th Street in Barangay 83, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City by a team of officers from the SPD District Intelligence Unit led by Chief Inspector Libreto Buisan, the SPD District Special Operations Unit led by Senior Inspector John Patrick Magsalos and the PNP-HPG led by Chief Inspector Chito Macaspac.
The suspect was arrested on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Eleanor Kwong of the Caloocan City Regional Trial Court Branch 128.
Both Cruz and PNP-HPG director, Chief Supt. Roberto B. Fajardo commended the officers who played a role in arresting the elusive serial rapist and robber. Apart from Buisan, Magsalos and Macaspac, the other officers who were involved in the successful manhunt operation were Senior Inspector Alan Apa and Chief Inspector Edith Dulay, respectively of the Northern Police District and the Villamor Air Base Police-Community Precinct, Cruz said.