2 alleged motorcycle thieves slain by cops in Laguna
SAN PEDRO CITY — Two men who allegedly stole a motorcycle were killed in a shootout with the police in Cabuyao City in Laguna province on Sunday morning.
Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, director of the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (Calabarzon) police, said they have yet to identify the slain men but said the incident took place around 4:30 a.m. along Snake Road in Barangay (village) San Isidro.
Prior the shootout, a certain Steven John Payo reported to police that his motorcycle was stolen.
Eleazar said the city police conducted a hot pursuit operation until they chanced upon the suspects. He said the suspects were the first to fire shots, prompting the police to retaliate.
The police recovered two caliber .38 guns and a black motorcycle that Payo claimed was his. /je