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SATURDAY MORNING SHOOTOUT

Cops kill motorcycle thieves in shootout in Quezon City

Two unidentified men who had allegedly stolen a motorcycle were shot dead by Quezon City policemen and Highway Patrol Group (HPG) operatives on Saturday morning near the University of the Philippines Diliman campus.

According to the police, four suspects robbed a 36-year-old man, Jeremy James Capucheno, at 1:15 a.m.

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After his motorcycle was taken at gunpoint on Aurora Boulevard, the victim immediately went to the Quezon City police which ordered members of its Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and anticar theft unit, along with HPG operatives, to look for the suspects.

Nearly an hour later, the joint police team found the four men riding on two motorcycles — one owned by Capucheno and the other without a license plate — on C.P. Garcia Avenue at Barangay UP Campus, the QCPD said.

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When the police flagged them down, the four suspects opened fire, leading to a shootout which left two of them dead. The two other suspects escaped.

QCPD head, Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel, said one of the dead suspects was at least 30 years old, while the other looked around 25 years old.

Recovered from them were two .38-caliber revolvers and three sachets of “shabu” (crystal meth).

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