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Couple killed in robbery in Bataan

/ 06:56 PM December 09, 2018

HERMOSA, Bataan – A couple who owned a variety store were robbed and killed by two motorcycle-riding men at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, just 5 meters away from their house.

Forty-two-year-old Reggie Cubilla and his 40-year-old wife Erley were with four other passengers in their Isuzu Elf truck when they were waylaid by the motorcycle riders at Barangay Palihan.

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The assailants shot Cubilla in the head and stabbed his wife in the neck before fleeing with an unspecified amount of cash.

The other passengers were unharmed.

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Police later caught Leonardo Rieza, also of Palihan, when they discovered the motorcycle used in the heist outside his house.

The police also discovered a sweater worn by the gunman who shot Mr. Cubilla.

The police are searching for his accomplice, who allegedly attacked Mrs. Cubilla, and who remains unidentified. /atm

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