2 jeepney robbers killed in shoot-out
Two men who had robbed jeepney passengers of P16,000 worth of valuables were killed in a shoot-out with policemen in Manila early Monday.
The police said the two were part of a group of four men who held up at gunpoint eight passengers of a jeepney at 12:20 a.m. at the corner of Taft Avenue and Remedios Street in the Ermita area.
SPO2 Glenzor Vallejo of the Manila Police District homicide section said that several policemen led by Senior Inspector Rolando Lorenzo who were on patrol noticed the commotion inside the jeepney.
They tried to go after the robbers but the latter fired at them, leading to a shoot-out.
One of the thieves was killed on the spot while another one was able to run to the corner of Leon Guinto and Remedios Street where he was shot dead.
Their two accomplices, however, managed to escape, along with some of the loot.
The police operatives recovered a shoulder bag containing P3,000 in cash and two cal. .38 revolvers from the slain robbers.
Scene of the Crime Office personnel recovered 17 spent shells from a 9mm pistol from the scene of the shoot-out.
According to the case investigator, the slain robbers were members of the Sputnik and Commando gangs based on the tattoos found on their bodies.
Their remains were brought to St. Yvan Funeral Home in Malate for autopsy and safekeeping. Jeannette I. Andrade and Julliane de Jesus, trainee
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