Man with a criminal record killed during foiled robbery-A A +A
Friday, January 4, 2013
ONE of two men who attempted to rob a burger stall in Talisay City yesterday morning died after the stall’s attendant fought back.
Ambrosio Candule, 27, a resident of Barangay Tapul, was busy preparing burgers at Angel’s Burger in Barangay Poblacion when two customers arrived around 4 a.m.
One of them, 20-year-old Jun Rey Escare, whipped out a .38 pistol and declared a holdup. The suspect demanded the stall’s earnings.
Fearing he would be shot, Candule immediately went to get the cash amounting to P50 at the drawer and gave it to Escare.
While Escare was preoccupied, Candule grabbed the gun. Escare pulled the trigger, but the gun didn’t fire.
Candule managed to pick up the bread slicer, which he used to stab Escare repeatedly in the shoulder. Escare dropped the gun and ran toward his companion, who was on board a motorcycle. The two men fled.
Candule went to the Talisay City Police Station to report the incident. He also surrendered after admitting that he stabbed one of the suspects.
Hours later, police received a call from the Talisay District Hospital that a man had died from stab wounds.
Candule went to the hospital with the investigators, where he identified the suspect.
Police led by SPO4 Daniel Tarucan are still looking for Escare’s companion.
PO3 Benedicto Lasque said Escare, a resident of Barangay Cansojong, may have been abandoned by his companion.
A witness reportedly saw the two men passing by Barangay Dumlog after the incident.
The witness said he saw Escare fall off the motorcycle. He also saw Escare’s companion leave.
Tanods from Dumlog, who found Escare’s wounded body while patrolling, brought the victim to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
According to the police’s background check, Escare was a noted criminal in the city and had been involved in two stabbing and theft incidents in the past.
Lasque said Escare had also been involved in a murder in Barangay Tabunok.
Lasque said they were able to confirm Escare’s identity through his cellular phone, which police used to contact his father.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 04, 2013.