Three 'robbers' killed in encounter in Cavite

Posted at 04/16/14 10:24 PM

MANILA - Three unidentified men involved in an attempted robbery were killed in a shootout with the police in Barangay Sabutan, Silang, Cavite on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Police Senior Supt. Benjamin Magalong of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, 3 unidentified men attempted to rob the money collected from the sale of cigarettes along Mabuhay City in Barangay Paliparan 3 in Dasmariñas City.

Barangay officials in the area noticed the heist, which prompted the suspects to escape to an unknown direction.

They were able to take note of the plate number of the motorcycle used by the suspects, but informed the police.

Authorities conducted a dragnet operation and the suspects were intercepted along the boundary of Barangay Sabutan and Barangay Paliparan.

The suspects fired at the police, resulting in a firefight that killed the 3 men.

The police recovered from the suspects a caliber .45 pistol, three caliber .38 revolvers, and a red Honda Wave motorcycle which they used to escape.