ABS-CBN correspondent Willard Cheng reports that Malacañang confirmed on Thursday that the two men suspected of committing robbery at an auto supplies shop in Quezon City are members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG).
The report quoted Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte as saying that said although the two men work with the support staff of the PSG, they "do not serve as close-in detail to the President." "The PSG is cooperating with the Quezon City Police District in its investigation and that the PSG will not tolerate any wrongdoing," Valte added.
According to the report, "Senior Inspector Noel Calayan, head of operations of Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 5, earlier said police arrested suspects Marvin Gaton and Bobby Atis for robbing an auto supplies shop on Mindanao Avenue Extension, Quezon City on Wednesday evening (May 22)." Calayan said that when the police arrested the two men because they were "carrying a gun, in violation of the election gun ban, " Gaton presented a PSG identification card. Members of the PSG are one of the select few who are exempted from the gun ban.
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