TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Six alleged members of a notorious robbery and hold-up gang were killed in a police operation in Cagayan Tuesday night, November 20.
In a report, Cagayan provincial police chief Warren Tolito said local police operatives of Lal-lo town engaged into a firefight with the suspects after multiple incidents of hold-up were reported to them Tuesday night.
The suspects were aboard a white van when they were apprehended by police in Barangay Bangag in Lal-lo, police said.
Some of the suspects are still unidentified as of posting time, but police said the group’s leader Gener Dunag was one of those killed in the shootout.
Another suspect had fled the scene but was later caught by members of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion. The suspect was named as certain as Deyes Duyao, 34, and a resident of Tanudan town in Kalinga.
Duyao is facing charges of robbery in band and attempted homicide.
Recovered from the suspects were P140,000 cash, 12 cellphones, and several firearms and ammunition.
Prior to the shootout, police received reports of robbery and hold-up in several areas in town, prompting an intensified checkpoint.
The suspects reportedly flagged down two trucks and a Nissan van in Lal-lo town and declared hold-up in a gunpoint.
The hold-up victims said they lost about P200,000 from the suspects.