6 'hijackers' in Cavite killed-A A +A
Friday, October 5, 2012
MANILA, Philippines - Six suspected hijackers were killed in a shootout with policemen in Dasmariñas, Cavite early Friday.
Police reports said they spotted the four alleged hijackers - three on board a Mitsubishi Adventure and one driving an Isuzu van filled with sandwich spread in Barangay San Agustin 3.
According to Cavite provincial director John Bulalacao that they have been eyeing the group because of the series of hijacking incidents of the delivery trucks in Cavite.
The authorities tried to flag down the group but the group fired shots.
Four suspects were eventually killed after the said chase.
Police said two of the suspects were identified as Jonjie Lianco and Robert Santos - both wearing in police uniforms.
The police director said he will still have to verify if the two slain suspects were policemen.
However, Bulalacao noted that the IDs of the two suspects seemed to be original and their guns bore the Philippine National Police's (PNP) seal.
Meanwhile, in a follow-up police operation, authorities located a warehouse in Mahogany Street, Langkaan 2, Dasmariñas, Cavite, where two alleged hijackers were killed.
Police found, in the said warehouse, boxes of sandwich spread.
Bulalacao also suspects that the third suspect, who has yet to be identified, was also a policeman after a gun with a PNP seal was recovered from him.
The fourth suspect was identified as Jesse Gonzales Villanueva.
Bulalacao suspects the six slain suspects belong to a single group.
Cavite police added that there have been four incidents of hijacking in the province in the past two months where some P3 million worth of goods were stolen. (sunnex)