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Woman dies at jeepney robbery in Manila

/ 06:39 PM March 06, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—A woman reportedly died of gunshot from a robber who she tried to fight with in Manila before dawn Wednesday, police said.

Police Officer 2 Jose Gumilan of Manila Police District’s Homicide Division said a passenger jeepney was travelling along the southbound lane of R. Papa Street when the unidentified suspect posed as passenger and rode the jeepney, only to declare a heist at gun point around 4:05 a.m.

Gumilan said the unidentified fatality allegedly refused to surrender her belongings. This reportedly prompted the suspect to point a gun at her and fired twice, hitting her at the left portion of her face.

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The fatality lost an undetermined amount of money and belongings, while another victim, Mary Jane Indiong, 30, lost her wallet containing roughly P30,000, assorted ID cards, a cell phone worth P10,000 and a computer tablet worth P15,000.

After hearing the shots, the driver pulled over so as to let other passengers scamper out of the jeepney.

A spent shell from a suspected .45-caliber pistol was recovered from the crime scene, Gumilan said.

He said the fatality was described to be around 20 to 22-years-old with white complexion, about 5’2” in height and had a long blond hair, while the suspect was described to be around 30 to 35 years old, 5’8” in height , medium built, with dark complexion, and had a long hair.

The victim was rushed to Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, but died while undergoing treatment. The victim was transferred to a police morgue for autopsy and safe keeping.

The case was placed for further investigation.

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