Holdupper killed in shootout with cops: 3 COHORTS ESCAPE PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 September 2013 17:19

A holdupper was killed in a shootout with policemen minutes after he and three companions staged a holdup at a retail store along Candido St., Tetuan, this city yesterday afternoon.

The slain holdupper was not identified yet as of press time as men of the Tetuan Police Station led by Sr. Insp. Ortega were still in hot pursuit operation against the three other suspects.

A police report disclosed that the Tetuan police station had received a call from a concern citizen informing that a holdup was in progress at Alma Store along Candido St. around 1:30 p.m.

Policemen led by Sr. Insp. Ortega immediately responded and went on a hot pursuit operation against the holduppers. A shootout ensued at Talon-Talon Loop and one of the holduppers was cornered at nearby Villa Asuncion Subdivision in Tetuan where he was shot dead.

Investigation disclosed that the four armed men had entered  Alma Store and at gunpoint carted away nine cellphones and undetermined amount of money.

Recovered from thepossession of the slain holdupper were three cellphones, .45 cal. pistol and three 12-gauge shotgun ammunition. — Dan Toribio Jr.