The robber of the 11-year-old pan de sal vendor in Caloocan City has finally been identified.
The police has released a closed circuit television (CCTV) footage showing a still unnamed minutes before he threatened the boy and took his earnings of P200.
In the video, the man is seen concealing something on his back. Although he was not facing the camera, the boy was able to identify him and pointed to his tattoo.
A video of the boy crying and trembling in fear was trending in the social media networks and featured in the newspapers last week after netizens took pity on him.
It was later revealed that the child was traumatized after a robber pulled a knife on him and took the money he earned from selling bread.
Caloocan police said they checked all the CCTV cameras in the area where the robbery took place to see if they could identify the suspect. While the crime itself was not recorded on video, the police said that they could still use the footage to gather more information and witnesses.
Since the incident, the 11-year-old boy received help from well-meaning strangers and government officials.