Jeepney robber killed in Manila

Posted at 07/23/12 1:09 PM

MANILA, Philippines  A suspected robber was shot dead in Manila Sunday night.

Three armed men declared a hold-up inside a jeepney where Police Officer 1 Ronel Rue of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force was on board.

Rue was off-duty and was wearing civilian clothes when the incident occurred.

He shot one of the suspects in the head as the robbery was declared. The slain suspect has yet to be identified.

Two other suspects escaped.

No one was injured among the passengers.

Police said the suspects boarded the jeepney in Plaza Sta. Cruz and declared robbery in Lagusnilad. – report from Zhander Cayabyab, dzMM