A bag lifter escaped from the custody of the University’s security force a few hours after he was caught stealing from a Faculty of Pharmacy student at the Santissimo Rosario Chapel last Jan. 16, the UST Office for Security Affairs (OSA) reported.

UST security personnel collared Raul Rasunta of San Mateo, Rizal as he was about to leave the chapel. Recovered from Rasunta was student Catherine Anne Ingles’ purse and calculator and a black wallet containing pictures of his victims.

However, Rasunta’s arrest was short-lived. While waiting to be transported to the University Belt Area Police Station, Rasunta slipped past the UST security personnel and ran toward España Blvd.

UST security personnel gave chase, but Rasunta scaled the University fence along España Blvd. to freedom as he was able to free his left hand from the handcuff, the report said.

Earlier, a stick-up man victimized another female Pharmacy student.

According to the victim’s statement, she was about to cross Dapitan and Rosarito Streets at around 5:30 a.m. when the robber poked a kitchen knife at her.

Based on the OSA report, the suspect stands around 5’4”, had a dark complexion and had long kinky hair.

The victim suffered a cut on her right knuckle as she attempted to fight back. Unfortunately, the student lost to the robber her bag containing a Bible, automated teller machine card, and P1,500.

The hold-up man fled toward Lacson St. on a dark-colored tricycle. Billy Joe I. Allardo

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