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Bank robbery suspect shot dead in Muntinlupa City


MANILA, Philippines — A bank robbery suspect was shot dead at 1 p.m. on Monday after his gang left him and carted away P200,000 from a bank depositor in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Regular client Haydee Tolentino, 43, had just alighted from her maroon Toyota Vios (XPE-832) on her way to the Allied Bank branch at Orient Lane, Filinvest, North Gate in Alabang when the holdup gang forcibly took her three bags of money at gunpoint, Muntinlupa police investigator, Police Officer 3 Buenaventura Dela Cuesta, said.

Initial investigation showed that the several men trailed Tolentino, a cashier from Prime Consortium Lending Co., and then decided to attack her minutes before she could deposit the money with the bank.

“This is the first time that a group is so brazen to attack in broad daylight here in Alabang,” Dela Cuesta said.

The Muntinlupa police chief, Senior Superintendent Ramiro Bausa, said the police recovered P5,000 worth of coins and P372,000 in bags.

“Ms Tolentino is a daily depositor. The suspects must have known this and followed her here,” Bausa said.

Witness Jerrico Batoon said security guards Elwin Merie and Nick Sumagaysay fired back and gunned down one of the robbers. Slugs of a .45 cal. pistol, shotgun and a 9mm handgun were recovered by the police.

The three other robbers fled and rode in tandem aboard two motorcycle units, leaving their hurt cohort behind.

The suspected robber who was shot was hit in the head and was declared dead on arrival at the Ospital ng Muntinlupa at 3 p.m. but police found a cell phone and had contacted relatives for identification.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7KWUC4QI6BBJICY2Z4GHKOWFI rafi

    Another case of riding in tandem MO used in a committing a crime…when will this become painfully obvious to our law enforcers?!?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K2RI3LJVGNNED3XPMG7HVMIIO4 Herbert

    Uso talaga nakawan at holdapn dito sa Muntinlupa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZS2DG54GHTF7WV34AKNR6JSRE ferds

    hahhahah, Good job, ngayon lang ako naka basa na ang security guard ng banko nakapatay ng holduper.
    hehehe sa wakas !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VMUBJCKMXMR5CVQITA4KEXNURA Mang Dolphy

     Classic na naman itong kaso ng holdap na ito. May na dedo na holdaper, may kasamahang nakatakbo dala ang part of the loot. Mabuti sa kasong ito mas maraming na rekober kaysa natangay. At mga Jaguar lang ang naka baril ng holdaper kaya may na rekober. Kung nakarating agad ang mga pulis, baka mas malaki natangay at konti na rekober. Dapat guro tignan ng bagong PNP chief kung bakit madalas holdapan dito sa Muntinlupa. Mukhang maraming strike na yong hepe dito di man lang natitinag. Pki busisi nga po.

  • Anonymous

    Yan ang magandang balita, mabawasan ang mga halimaw na mga yan.  Tignan mo kung di mga walang budhi iniwanan na lang ang kasamahan at itinakbo ang pera ng mga hayop. Sana madale rin kayo nang maubos ang lahi nyo sa mundong ito, hindi kayo dapat dito.  Yong guard na naka baril dapat parangalan.

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