Motorcycle thief, drug suspect slain in Cavite, Rizal police ops
SAN PEDRO CITY–A motorcyle thief and a drug suspect were killed in separate police operations in Cavite and Rizal provinces late Monday evening and early Tuesday morning.
In Cavite, a man accused of stealing a motorcycle was killed in a gunfight with the police in Barangay Langkaan, Dasmariñas City at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, said a report from the Calabarzon police.
Police have not yet identified the slain motorcycle robber.
Reports said operatives responded to a report of a motorcycle theft earlier in the city prompting a brief pursuit operation.
The armed thief reportedly engaged law enforcers in a gunfight before a shootout ensued.
In Antipolo City, Rizal, a police shootout also left suspect Raymond Galicha dead in Barangay San Isidro around 9 p.m. Monday.
Galicha, alias “Nonoy Balat,” was the police target in its buy-bust operation.
The suspect, however, drew his gun during the transaction prompting the police to shoot him down.
Galicha’s companion, Wilfredo Castro, escaped during the gunfight. /jpv
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