FOUR suspected robbers who had robbed a gasoline station were killed in a shootout with police yesterday morning in Batasan, Quezon City.
Acting Quezon City Police District Director Police Colonel Ronnie S. Montejo said the two personnel of the gas station on Payatas Road positively identified the slain suspects as among those who at gunpoint divested them of earnings amounting to P2,220.
Eight men on four motorcycles arrived at the gasoline station at around 2:30 a.m. posing as customers before they declared a heist.
Armed with short handguns, the suspects ordered the cashier to give all the cash before they fled one by one. The gasoline station personnel immediately sought help from patrolling members of the Batasan Police Station (PS 6).
Minutes later, the suspects were spotted by policemen on Molave Street and ordered them to stop. However, the suspects sped past the authorities and started to shoot.
The cops retaliated and killed four of the suspects. The four others managed to escape.
Montejo said the still unidentified suspects were in their mid-20s while the others were in mid-30s. They were all 5’5” in height.
Recovered at the site were a .38 Smith and Wesson loaded with six fired cartridge cases; another caliber .38 Smith and Wesson loaded with five fired cartridge cases; a .22 revolver without serial number loaded with four fired cartridge cases and two bullets; a .38 revolver loaded with six fired cartridge cases; 15 fired cartridge cases; six deformed bullets; an Iphone, weighing scale; six sachets of shabu; and two motorcycles.
The stolen P2,220 earnings of the gasoline station, a cellular phone, and a remote control were recovered.