AN ADVERTISING sophomore got nearly robbed if not for the timely intervention of UST security guards and other students.

According to Paul Nacu, the culprit, Mamerto Ramos, poked a gun at him at the Padre Campa overpass at 11:30 am.

Nacu said Ramos told him to give the latter P300, which the offender would allegedly use to have his watch repaired.

When Nacu gave the amount, Ramos asked for another P700.

“Sumunod ako dahil binantaan niya ako na papatayin niya ako at sinabi niya na alam niya kung saan ang dorm ko at bahay ko sa probinsiya,” Nacu explained. Since Nacu did not have the money, he went back to his classroom at the Beato Angelico Bldg. to borrow from his classmates.

After receiving the P700, Ramos then instructed Nacu to get another P1500 and meet him inside KFC-Morayta.

Nacu returned to his classroom and borrowed from his classmates again. This time, Nacu told them his classmates his predicament. An entrapment was set by the Security Affairs Office (SAO) at the Kentucky Fried Kitchen restaurant.

Upon entering the restaurant, Ramos approached Nacu. After seeing Ramos, the team of SAO security guards ran after him.

Ramos managed to run but was caught by the crew of McDonald’s-Morayta, who beat him up.

Nacu was able to retrieve the money.

Ramos was later turned over to Precinct 4 of the Manila Police after being treated for injuries.

Meanwhile, two UST “civilian operatives” arrested two men who had attempted to rob Communication Arts freshman Johanna Santos near the Benavides Lane last June 25.

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