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‘Snatcher’, 7 others dead in shootout with cops in Bulacan

By: - Correspondent / @inquirerdotnet
/ 06:48 PM August 13, 2019
Man shot dead while attending relative's funeral in Manila

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CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan—A suspected snatcher was shot dead by a policeman during a shootout in Guiguinto town on Monday evening.

Police Col. Chito Bersaluna, Bulacan police director, said Police Cpl. John Michael dela Cruz chanced upon the unidentified man who snatched a bag of a jeepney passenger in Barangay Ilang-Ilang at about 7:45 p.m.

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Investigators said Dela Cruz, who is assigned at the Manila Police District, chased the motorcycle-riding suspected thief who engaged the policeman in a gunfight.

In separate anti-criminality operations since August 2, police killed six drug suspects who reportedly resisted arrests and fired at the responding lawmen.

A suspected motorcycle thief was also killed during a shootout with policemen.

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