Robber slain in police encounter in QC
One of the two unidentified men who robbed a 32-year-old employee in Quezon City was shot dead by responding policemen on Monday morning.
Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel said the still unidentified motorcycle back rider died after exchanging gun shots with the QCPD policemen from the La Loma Police Station 1 led by Senior Insp. Kenneth Leaño at around 2:12 a.m.
Based on the report submitted by Station 1 commander Supt. Robert Sales, the suspects on motorbike forcibly took the blue pouch bag of Micah Hernandez, 32, while she was waiting for a ride along Banawe street corner N.S. Amoranto in Barangay St. Peter at around 1:50 am.
The bag contained Hernandez’s Samsung Galaxy prime phone and P2,000 in cash.
Esquivel said Hernandez immediately reported the incident to Station 1, prompting the police to launch a hot pursuit operation and inform the Oplan Sita policemen along Banawe area.
The robbers were intercepted by Leaño’s team who flagged them down. However, the two fired at the cops, prompting them to retaliate. The back rider was hit and died on the spot. The driver fled with some of the loot.
Hernandez positively identified the slain robber as the person who took her bag.
Esquivel said the suspect was estimated to be between 25 to 30 years old, of medium build with fair complexion. He was wearing a black jacket. Recovered from him were Hernandez’s cellphone, a loaded caliber .38 revolver, and a sachet of suspected shabu (metamphetamine hydrochloride). The police also gathered four spent shells as evidence.
An investigation is still ongoing. /ee
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