April 24, 2012
Based on intelligence information, joint elements of the Provincial Public Safety Company, Misamis Occidental, PNP PRO-10, Regional Intelligence Division NCRPO and NBI Criminal Intelligence Division, arrested one of the country’s Top 20 Most Wanted Bank Robbers in his hide-out at Purok 3, Barangay Lower Rizal, Oroquieta City on April 7, 2012 after six (6) years in hiding.
The suspect was identified by NBI Officer-In-Charge Atty. Nonnatus Caesar R. Rojas as:
Four (4) warrants of arrest for Bank Robbery, a warrant of arrest for Illegal Possession of Firearms and another warrant of Arrest for Direct Assault were served to CRISPIN BONGOLO JR. by authorities.
Records show that CRISPIN BONGOLO was one of the dreaded members of AMPANG COLANGCO Bank Robbery Group that shot and wounded five (5) security guards escort of a roving teller of Banco De Oro and carted away more than P36 Million pesos cash at SM South Mall, Las Pinas City on August 7, 2004.
On June 27, 2007, while out on bail, CRISPIN BONGOLO and the heavily armed AMPANG COLANGCO Bank Robbery Group stormed the PS Bank Cainta Branch in broad daylight and carted away more than P171,000 cash. They even fired upon the two (2) traffic policemen that passed by.
On January 22, 2008, CRISPIN BONGOLO and the heavily armed AMPANG COLANGCO Bank Robbery Group barged into the Land Bank of the Philippines West Avenue Branch, Quezon City and stole more than P1 Million Pesos in cash.
On August 11, 2008, CRISPIN BONGOLO was one of the armed men that robbed the money carrier of Metrobank in the amount of more than P2 Million pesos cash at Blue Wave Mall located along Sumulong Highway, Marikina City.
CRISPIN BONGOLO is presently held at the NBI Detention Cell. HE will soon be committed to the National Bilibid Prison (NBP) to serve his sentence of 12 years to 16 years in connection with his conviction re: Banco De Oro robbery case in 2004. He will be joining at NBP the leaders of AMPANG COLANGCO BANK Robbery Group, ROY GILBERT COLANGCO @ AMPANG @ HERBERT and another member EDWIN AYOP who are already serving sentence in connection with their conviction for the same offense.