Trader linked to robberies slain in Bohol
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol – A businessman linked to a series of robberies was shot dead while driving with his family in Barangay Bool in this city on Wednesday morning.
PO2 Alvin Torrente, case investigator at the Tagbilaran Police Station, identified the victim as Mhark Garcia Saavedra, a resident of Sto. Niño St., Barangay Guiwanon in Baclayon town, Bohol.
Saavedra, 37, was with his wife Denisse Elyssa, 27, and their three-year-old son, driving their vehicle (Plate number NAY 8189) from Baclayon going to Tagbilaran City to visit their store.
An initial report said that at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday while in Purok 6 in Bool, gunmen riding in tandem drove near the vehicle and fired at them. Saavedra’s vehicle hit a lamppost.
Saavedra suffered bullet wounds in the head that caused his immediate death. Denisse, who was injured, was immediately brought to Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital. She was in critical condition, said a hospital source.
The boy was not hurt, said Torrente.
Torrente said Saavedra, who owned a laundry shop and a chemical store known as M&D Enterprises, was linked to a series of robberies in Luzon.
Agoo police identified Saavedra as the suspect in the P1-million robberies of municipal treasurers offices in 2015. He was also the suspect in the robberies in Bacoor, Cavite, and Ragay, Camarines Sur.
Liza Lucion, 34, helper of the Saavedra couple, said she had not known any threats to the couple.
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