TWO gunmen behind the ambush of a Pangasinan town mayor and his escorts were arrested over the weekend.Special Investigation Task Force (SITG) chief Senior Supt. Raymund Blanco identified the suspects as Eduardo de Guzman Soriano alias Gading, 65, farmer and resident Brgy. Solomague Norte, Bugallon, Pangasinan and Marito “Mar” Sarmiento Perez, 38 of Barangay Pangascasan.
Blanco said the two suspects were arrested in a joint manhunt and follow-up operation by SITG Balolong and San Carlos City , Bugallon Police Station.
Blanco said the suspects were about to leave their residence on a Motor Star Black motorcycle without plate number when they were arrested.
The mayor of Urbiztondo and his escorts – PO1 Eliseo Ulanday and Edmund Meneses – were killed on Saturday by armed men on a gray Toyota Innova with conduction sticker YB 6600.
Police recovered the getaway vehicle in Barangay Caoayan, San Carlos City.
Blanco said the SITG also coordinated with the Highway Patrol Group and Land Transportation office (LTO) and had identified the owner of the Toyota Innova as Donny Ravago who was into a Rent-a –Car business in Pasig City.
Blanco said already signified his intention to cooperate in the investigation.