A group of thieves who snatched camping supplies from the Philippines has been caught, officials said Wednesday, adding that the suspects may be related.
Police in the southern city of Davao say the suspects, armed with knives and machetes, broke into a hotel and took the goods before fleeing in a stolen car.
Police identified the suspects as Jose Luis Alvarez, 21, of the province of Quezon City, and Francisco Lopez-Diaz, 27, of Davai.
Police said the two men are believed to have been living in the Davao city area.
The thieves took more than 2,000 sleeping bags and other camping supplies and fled in a car that was driven by a female suspect.
Police believe that the men may have been linked to a crime group that has stolen several items from neighboring countries.
The Philippine National Police said that in addition to the stolen goods, a large quantity of gold was also stolen.
Authorities are looking for the suspects.