Riding-in-tandem robbers killed in encounter

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Friday, July 11, 2014


CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two armed men riding-in-tandem on board a motorcycle were gunned down in a brief encounter with policemen along the road of Barangay Sucol, Calumpit, Bulacan, on Wednesday.

Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, said the slain suspects were not immediately identified because they have no identification cards found on them.

Petrasanta said prior to the incident, the suspects held-up Lea Pati, a resident of Barangay Pungo, Calumpit town.

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The incident was reported immediately to police authorities and a hot pursuit operation was launched, he said.

Responding policemen on board a patrol car spotted the suspects in Barangay Sucol, Calumpit and a brief firefight ensued.

Police recovered from the crime scene two caliber .38 revolvers with bullets, two spent shells from a caliber .38 and a red Suzuki motorcycle without plate number.

The report said the victim (Pati) possibly identified the slain suspects as the ones who robbed her.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 12, 2014.

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