Four suspects were killed in a pawnshop robbery and money changer inside a large mall on AS Fortuna Road in Barangay Bakilid, Mandaue City in a hot pursuit operation at the Pulangbato Wharf in Barangay Pulangbato in Bogo City while the group was supposed to have hit a ferry bound to Masbate at 11 o'clock last night on Saturday hours after they were robbed.
At around 8pm on Saturday about 15 people suddenly robbed pawnshops in the mall such as Ginros Gem and Jewelry, ORO China Wedding and Engagement Ring, MLhuiller Jewelry, I Change Money Changer and Jay-ann Jewelry.
The robbers quickly escaped, police quickly deployed the 'Oplan Universe' all these cities and Cebu's exit points were closely monitored in coordination with the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO), Mandaue City Police Office, Philippine Coast Guard-7 and PRO-7.
A checkpoint was located at Bogo on the Polambato wharf and there was a beige-colored Innova with seven men suspiciously in line with the description of Mandaue robbers.
Police Major Emily Santos, head of the Bogo Police Station, said when they saw the injured on board, they were quickly arrested.
"My duty personnel was there, a bit cautious, suspicious, smelly, and someone was wounded," Santos said.
But when the seven were taken to the police station, three of them allegedly seized the weapon at the police escorts and said they were killed.
The three are identified as Kevin Andales, 25, of Mizamis Occidental; Wilfredo Suerte Enguito, 47, of Tangub City; and Philip Faburada, of Tondo, Manila.
The other four arrested were Roel Nano, Sumingit, 35, of Mizamis Occidental; Jun Candeleria, 38, of Bicol, Juvilyn Quirante, 43, of Tangub City and Arnel Cimafranca, 38, of Mizamis Occidental.
Although the others were captured and three killed, the town's checkpoint continued until Sogod town, James Anthony 'Macky' Gomez of Ozamis City was intercepted. It claims that it will pick up Glen Tairos at the Polambato wharf.
As a result, police escorted Gomez to the Polambato wharf to capture Tairos, but allegedly saw the latter as if Gomez's partner was in the direct shot at them causing them to be shot down and killed. Tairos was the leader of the group.
He recovered a .38 caliber revolver, P340 mil in cash, two rounds and two glass cutters.
Arrests have been taken back to Mandaue for further investigation as the search continues for about three to four survivors.
According to the investigation, the robbers allegedly rented a lodging house opposite the mall that had been operating there since last week.
Source from Banat News