Carnapper, 3 robbery suspects killed-A A +A
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
THREE robbery suspects and a carnapper were killed in separate shooting incidents in Davao City Tuesday morning.
The three robbery suspects were identified as Jason Baldos Miguel, 17, of Barangay Aquino in Agdao; Ismael Rivera Miguel, 18, of Marang Street in Agdao; and Arnel Torion, 17, of Bajada.
The carnapper was identified as Von Ardie Binetez Bagasbas, 29, of Iligan City.
Superintendent Royina Garma, chief of Sasa police, said there were four suspects who broke into a house in Kalantas Street at Nova Tierra village around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, but the fourth suspect identified only as alias Talo was able to escape.
A concerned citizen reported to the Sasa police around 12:30 a.m. that four men forcibly entered a house in Nova Tierra. Policemen immediately proceeded to the area and caught the suspects jumping off the fence.
Garma said the suspects tried to escape and engaged the police in a shootout. One of suspects pulled a handgun and a hand grenade.
Two of the suspects, Jason and Ismael, died on the spot while Torion died around 5:30 a.m. while undergoing treatment at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC).
The Scene of the Crime Operative (Soco) recovered from the crime scene one caliber .22 revolver, one M26 fragmentation grenade, one color orange backpack, one hunting knife measuring some 10 inches, empty shells of caliber .45 pistol and 9mm, and six live ammunition of caliber .22 revolver.
Garma said the bodies of the three suspects were brought to Rivera Funeral Homes, while pursuit operation against the other suspect who eluded arrest continues.
Meanwhile, Senior Inspector Leonardo Tarongoy, deputy chief of the Sta. Ana police, said Bagasbas was shot dead around 5 a.m. at Door 4, Bagares Apartment at South San Juan, Barangay Duterte.
The Soco recovered from the house of Bagasbas one caliber .45 pistol bearing serial number 293567, eight live ammunition, MK2 fragmentation grenade, and two spent cartridges of 5.56 MM.
Bagasbas' cohort, identified as Rolando Ramos Guino-o, was arrested.
Bagasbas body was brought to Angel Funeral Parlor, while Guino-o is now detained at Sta. Ana Police Station.
Senior Superintendent Ronald dela Rosa, DCPO director, said they learned about the whereabouts of the suspects through Bagasbas’ neighbor identified as Tomas Caballes Tapic.
Tapic told police he was hired by Guino-o on Sunday to drive a vehicle owned by their neighbor to fetch alias Ardot who was staying at an inn at Ecoland.
They proceeded to Davao International Airport to fetch a foreign guest.
Guino-o then instructed Tapic to park the vehicle at the second floor. It was not clear whether the foreigner guest was with the group when they arrived at the mall.
Few minutes after, Tapic said Ardot disembarked from the vehicle and boarded another one, which he tried to hijack. It was later learned the vehicle was owned by Cherie Esios Butuanon, 23, nurse and resident of Sto. Niño Village in Ma-a.
Tapic said he saw Ardot pulled the hair of Butuanon, prompting him to disembark from the vehicle and leave the suspects.
Dela Rosa said Tapic pointed the rented Mercedez Benz used in the crime, where they recovered one blue bag containing four pieces of vials, one black jacket, assorted automotive tools, one cutter blades, one ball cap, one sunglass, charger, and the professional driver's license of Bagasbas.
The Sta. Ana police are conducting further investigation to locate the whereabouts of Ardot and the foreigner guest.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 11, 2012.