Motorcycle-riding gunmen killed in Rizal

Posted at 11/30/2012 8:40 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Two suspected criminals were killed in an encounter with the police in Montalban, Rizal before dawn Friday.

The two unidentified men allegedly drove past a police checkpoint in Barangay San Jose, prompting a police chase.

Inspector Samuel Querido of Montalban police said during the chase, the back rider fired shots at the responding policemen.

The suspects were eventually gunned down some 20 meters from the checkpoint.

Police recovered .38- and .45-caliber pistols from the suspects.

Police suspect that the slain suspects are robbers, whose motorcycle bore no registration plate. – report from Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN News