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4 suspected car thieves killed in Muntinlupa shootout with HPG

/ 09:51 AM March 08, 2019
4 suspected car thieves killed in Muntinlupa shootout with HPG

Radyo Inquirer/Richard Garcia

MANILA, Philippines — Four suspected car thieves were killed in a shootout with operatives of the Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) in Muntinlupa City on Friday.

According to an initial police report, operatives of the PNP-HPG in coordination with Muntinlupa City Police were conducting an anti-crime operation when they spotted and flagged down a Hyundai Accent with a temporary license plate bearing the conduction number MP 0669. According to police, the car was reported as stolen.

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Police said they signaled the driver of the car to stop but the passengers instead opened fire at the operatives, triggering a shootout along Don P. Reyes Avenue in Barangay (village) Poblacion at around 5:25 a.m.

Police said the suspects were killed in the shootout.

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Radyo Inquirer/Richard Garcia

Probers later learned from the Land Transportation Office that the attached temporary license plate on the Hyundai Accent was assigned to a Hyundai Eon.

Police have yet to identify the slain suspected car thieves.  /muf

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