Pls be informed that at around 3AM of April 28, 2018 an armed robbery hold up transpired at Libby Road, corner Newtown Vil., Bago Gallera, Matina, this City victimizing Dioriza Jane Baquial and Raymund Olano Baquial, all residents of said place. The three (3) armed suspects, at gunpoint, divested the couple of their Apple IPAD worth Php 30,000 and Samsung Cellular Phone worth php 6,000 and therafter escaped towards Toril direction on board a black colored Honda Wave.
Immediately upon receipt said report, PS3 operatives led by PCI Ronald Lao conducted a hot pursuit operation and with the cooperation of PS8 operatives led by PCI Jerome De Guzman, two (2) of the three (3) suspects were spotted at Prk 6, Bayanihan, Brgy Toril Proper at around 12:10nn. That when the hot pursuit team approached them, the suspects fired a .45 caliber pistol and a .38 caliber revolver towards the arresting operatives forcing said police officers to return fire hitting and wounding the suspects in the different parts of their bodies. They were immediately rushed to St. John Hospital and later transferred to SPMC but both were declared dead on arrival by the attending physician Dr. Araneta.
Thereafter, one (1) suspect was identified later as CRIS TAMBOBOY and recovered from his possession the ff. items; 1) one (1) unit .45 caliber pistol and 2)!Three (3) pcs. sachets of suspected “shabu” and from the possession of still unidentified male suspect were: 1) one (1) unit .38 caliber revolver and 2) two (2) pcs. sachet of suspected shabu and likewise also recovered from the scene were; two (2) pcs. Disposable lighter and the stolen items.
The dead suspects were positively identified by the victims. It was also learned that they were responsible in a series of robbery hold up in Talomo and Toril areas since last year.
SOCO conducted parallel crime scene investigation. Progress report to follow.