PNP NEWS RELEASE

AUTHORITY :           PSUPT JHOANNA P ROSALES
                               Chief, Provincial Operations Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
                               9633874/ opn_pamp_ppo @yahoo.com

DATE             :         August 30, 2012

500K REWARD EACH OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO
THE ARREST OF SUSPECTS IN GEERTMAN CASE

                  Through the benevolent support of the business sector in the province supportive to the PNP, a reward of PhP 500,000.00 has been offered for the capture of any of the five (5) suspects responsible in the ROBBERY with HOMICIDE that transpired on July 3, 2012 in front of Alay Bayan-Luzon Inc.  Office located at L & S Subd., Brgy. Telabastagan, CSFP victimizing WILHELMUS JOHANNES JOSEPH GEERTMAN y LUTZ, Dutch National, Executive Director of Alay-Bayan-Luzon Inc. 67 years old and a resident of Bgry. Suklayin, Baler, Aurora.

                  PSSUPT EDGARDO G TINIO, Provincial Director, Pampanga PPO made an appeal to some investors in the province to assist the PNP by way of raising funds to be used as reward money for any information that will lead to the identity and location of the suspects. Investors positively responded to the appeal and were able to raise the said amount. Any information may be forwarded through 0917-8086438, a 24/ 7 Hotline dedicated for the purpose.

                  After the in-depth investigation of the Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) ”GEERTMAN”, one (1) of the colleagues of Mr. GEERTMAN who had witnessed the incident positively identified one of the suspects who shot the victim and the same person who pointed a short firearm to him before leaving their compound as one alias “Harry” (Name withheld pending the ongoing manhunt operations). Based on record “Harry” has two (2) Alias Warrants of Arrest for the crime of Robbery. As this developed, a case for Robbery with Homicide was filed against “Harry” and four (4) John Does before the Office of the City Prosecutor, City of San Fernando (P) and docketed under NPS No. III-13-INV-12G-00789.

                  Meanwhile, PCSUPT EDGARDO T LADAO, Regional Director, Police Regional Office 3 ordered the Regional Intelligence Division headed by PSSUPT OSCAR ALBALYALDE to form Tracker Teams and assist the Tracker Teams of Pampanga PPO in the conduct of manhunt operations if only to zero- in  the investigation  of this instant case. ***