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2 suspects in motor robbery killed in Cagayan cops encounter

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Two unidentified individuals suspected to be members of a robbery group in Southern Solana, Cagayan were killed in an encounter with the police on Wednesday, October 11.

In a press release, Police Regional Office 02 (PRO2) said the suspects were among five armed men on board two motorcycles fleeing to Kalinga after robbing two motorcycles in Barangay Gadu, Solana.

The group reportedly took a brand new motorcycle from a 19-year old student at around 8 pm. Afterwards, the suspects also took another motorcycle from a 28-year old man.

Upon receiving the reports, police immediately intensified checkpoints in the area. Police said the suspects tried to maneuver back when they saw the checkpoint. In doing so, the suspects met the responding police.

The suspects reportedly opened fire first at the police. The firefight resulted to the death of two unidentified suspects.

Meanwhile, police were able to arrest Richard Culang, 32, and a resident of Pinukpuk, Kalinga, while his two surviving companions were able to escape.

Police recovered the two carnapped motorcylces,a Honda XRM MC used by the suspects, and  cal 9mm Ingram and a cal .38 revolver-all loaded with several ammos.

Cagayan Provincial Director Police Senior Superintendent Warren Gaspar Tolito said in the release that the group of Culang is believed to be involved in the series of motor-napping and robbery incidents in Solana, Enrile, and Tuao.

Meanwhile, PRO2 Regional Director Robert Quenery commended Solana Police Station for the successful operation. Quenery ordered Solana Police to conduct “in-depth follow-up investigation for the possible identification and filing of appropriate charges against the suspects.”

“Aside from the continuous police operations, the public is encouraged to participate in the anti-criminality effort by being vigilant and alert at all times in their respective places,” He said in the release. Northernforum.net

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