Alleged Valenzuela robbery-slay mastermind killed in Lipa

The alleged mastermind of the robbery-slay of a company messenger carrying nearly half-a-million pesos of payroll last October 2020 in Valenzuela City died in a brief gunfight with authorities who tried to arrest him on Wednesday night in Lipa City, Batangas.

OIC Chief PNP, Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar identified the suspect as ANTHONY GLUA CUBOS alias Big Boss.

Based on the reports, operatives of Lipa City Police Station, Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit/Provincial Intelligence Unit Batangas PPO, Valenzuela City PS and NISG Southern Luzon, served the Warrant of Arrest for Criminal Case number 1456-V-20 issued by Hon. Snooky Maria Ana Bareno-Sagayo, Presiding Judge Regional Trial Court Branch 283 of Valenzuela City, for the crime of Robbery with Homicide to the suspect, that resulted to an armed encounter. The suspect fired at the arresting personnel after they declared themselves as police officers. The police personnel returned fire causing the instantaneous death of the suspect.

Cubos is an AWOL police officer and leader of Cubos Criminal Group involved in kidnapping, robbery extortion, gun-for-hire and illegal drug activities. His name is also included in PRRD’s Level 3 and PNP’s National Drug Watch List of pushers and protectors of illegal drugs.

He was tagged as the mastermind of killing Nino Luegi Hernando, 39, after he was robbed coming out of a bank on Maysan Road in Valenzuela while carrying a total of P442,714.00 cash for company payroll.

Three suspects were already arrested by the police namely Jo-Ann Cabatuan, Edgar Batchar and Michael Castro while two remain at-large identified as RICO REYES, alias “Moja,” 21; and NARCISO SANTIAGO, alias “Tukmol,” 37.

“The PNP manhunt operations is underway to locate and put behind bars the two remaining suspects of the slay. We assure the family of Mr. Hernando that justice would be served”, Eleazar said. PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE