SHOOTOUT IN COMPOSTELA
TWO unidentified men engaged the police in a shootout in barangay Canamucan, Compostela town, northern Cebu on Friday night.
The two gunmen eluded arrest. No one was hurt in the incident but the police car used by SPO1 Larry Fernandez and PO2 Fedelito Jopia was hit in the bumper.
The policemen were patrolling sitio Gimbal when they saw two men acting suspiciously.
The policemen tried to approach the two men but they hurriedly boarded a motorcycle and drove off.
Police chased the two men and asked them to pull over. Instead of stopping, the two men fired at the policemen.
The policemen returned fire but missed.
When they lost sight of the two armed men, the two policemen alerted their counterparts in Danao City.
Danao police set up a road block but failed to intercept the two armed men.
Senior Insp. Jaime Tolentino, chief of the Compostela police, said the two armed men could be robbers waiting to strike,/CORRESPONDENT GABRIEL C. BONJOC
HABAL DRIVER KILLED
A 32-YEAR-OLD habal-habal driver was shot and killed by unidentified assailants in barangay Matab-ang, Toledo City, southwest Cebu.
Edwin Igot succumbed to a gunshot wound in the back.
Igot was driving home when he was waylaid around 9 p.m. last Friday, SPO4 Carmelito Hornales of Toledo police.
Although wounded, Igot was still able to continue driving and sought help from fellow habal-habal drivers.
The victim was brought to Balamban District Hospital but the attending doctor declared him dead./ Correspondent Joy Cherry S. Quito
A 21-YEAR-OLD man and two boys were arrested after they allegedly burgled a house in barangay Opao, Mandaue City.
John Michael Sungahid, 21, and the two boys aged 15 and 13 years old were accused of ransacking the house of Christy Rebise in sitio Ilog.
Valuables worth at least P17,000 were stolen.
Among the stolen items were pieces of jewelry, wristwatches, two cellphones, and an Ipad.
Police said Sungahid and the two boys seen near the victim’s house shortly after the burglary was discovered Friday night.
Police arrested the three the next day and recovered some stolen items from them./CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA
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