Phone for ransom: Man facing extortion charge after trying to extort cellphone owner

By Bohol Island News Staff | 05:50 PM November 7, 2019

Tagbilaran City Police headed by Police Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Boyles arrested Emmanuel Lumacang (right) during an entrapment operation in Tagbilaran City. Photo from Tagbilaran City Police Station

A man was arrested in Barangay Dampas in Tagbilaran City for allegedly extorting money from the victim who lost his cellphone.

Tagbilaran City Police Chief Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Boyles identified the suspect as Emmanuel Lumacang, 32, a native of Candabong, Anda. He is currently staying at Barangay Dampas, Tagbilaran City.

According to Boyles, the victim Jeremiah Lecias, 19, a resident of Graham Avenue, Tagbilaran City reported to the Tagbilaran police station that he lost his Samsung A30 mobile phone.

When Lecias was able to contact his phone, the suspect demanded P7,678.00 to return the phone.

Lecias sought police assistance that an entrapment operation was conducted resulting the arrest of the suspect on Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect is facing charges for robbery extortion.

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