ONE of two motorcycle thieves who took at gunpoint a Yamaha Mio Sporty being driven by a woman was killed in a shootout with police Sunday morning in Caloocan city.
Caloocan police chief P/Col. Noel Flores said the still unidentified suspect, wearing black jacket, black pants and black helmet died on the spot from gunshot wounds in the body while his cohort managed to escape.
Col. Flores said that earlier. Analyn Bonafe, 26, CCTV operator and resident of Libis, Baesa, Caloocan City was driving her Yamaha Mio motorcycle when the suspects blocked her path along Libis area.
At gunpoint, the suspects ordered the victim to get off her motorcycle before they took the vehicle and sped away towards an unknown direction.
The victim was able to seek the help of police which prompted the Station Intelligence Branch, (SIB) Station Special Operation Unit (SSOU) and Caloocan Police Community Precinct (PCP) 3 led by P/Maj. Raymond Nicolas and P/Capt. Jonathan Victor Olveña to conduct a follow-up operation.
At around 5:15 a.m., authorities chanced upon the suspects along West Service Road in Bgy. 161 and tried to flag them down. Instead of stopping, they fired at the policemen, which prompted the lawmen to retaliate.
After a brief exchange of gunfire, one of the suspects was hit while his cohort managed to escape. Police recovered from the crime scene the Yamaha Mio Sporty owned by Bonafe and a cal. 38 revolver.