Biscuit firm clerk shot dead, money bag taken by killers PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 November 2012 14:22

An accounting clerk of a biscuit company was shot and killed by one of two motorcycle riding gunmen who took his bag containing money during a holdup along Nuñez Extension at past noon yesterday.

Policemen led by Sr. Insp. Arlan Delumpines held two men for questioning and recovered two motorcycles one of which has bloodstains.

The fatality was identified as Burlyn Justiniani y Romulo, an employee of Republic Biscuit Corporation and a resident of Tambis Drive, Baliwasan.

Police said that Justiniani sustained three bullet wounds in the body and one in the head.

Initial investigation disclosed that Justiniani was driving his Honda Wave motorcycle heading  for Gov. Camins Avenue at past 12 noon when two men aboard another motorcycle chased him and the backrider opened fire while they were both in motion in front of Joans’ Pharmacy and Oro Wonder Drug along Nuñez Extension.

When Justiniani crashed on the pavement, the gunman pumped one more bullet into his head.

Witnesses said the killers took the victim’s bag believed to contain big sum of money, then sped away towards Gov. Camins Avenue.

The victim was brought to Ciudad Medical, but expired while undergoing treatment due to the fatal bullet wounds.

Some employees of one of the pharmacies told DZT they did not see the actual shooting,  but saw the gunmen fleeing with the victim’s bag.

Delumpines and his men went on a hot pursuit operation after receiving a report that one of the motorcycles used by the killers was abandoned in Upper Calarian.
Delumpines said they recovered a red Kymco motorcycle abandoned in Upper Calarian.

Delumpines said that during ocular inspection, they found dried bloodstains in the body of the motorcycle.

But according to some information, right after the shooting in Nuñez Extension, Delumpines and his men sent an alarm to all police units on the description of the motorcycle.

The same motorcycle the killers were riding was chased by policemen until they reached Sitio Pantano in Upper Calarian where the suspects abandoned it.

Few minutes later, policemen intercepted two men acting suspiciously aboard a skeleton- type motorcycle at the intersection of San Roque and San Jose Gusu.

The suspects were taken to the central police station for further investigation while the two motorcycles were brought to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for examination.

Delumpines said one of the two men who were arrested matched the description of the gunman who shot and killed Justiniani. – Dan Toribio Jr.