CAGAYAN Valley policemen on Friday clashed with four fleeing heavily-armed robbers leaving one policeman and two suspects dead, Police Regional Office 2 director Brig. Gen.l Jose Mario Espino said yesterday.
SSgt. Richard Gumarang of the Ramon Municipal Police Station died while being taken to a nearby hospital.
SSgt. Gumarang will be given a heroes burial, the official said.
Espino said one of the suspects identified as Cristobal Cristobal alias “Cris”’ was killed during the encounter in Bgy. Turod Bugallon Norte in Ramon municipality at 4 p.m. on Friday or three-and-a-half hours after the suspects robbed the Cathedral Compound Centro 6 in Tuguegarao City. The suspects escaped in a car towards Isabela province.
Pursuing members of the Ramon Municipal Police Station led by Capt. Abdel Asiz Maximo and the Isabela 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company encountered the heavily-armed suspects, killing the second suspect Alden Francis Regundique, a 33-year old resident of P2C3, Lot 1, Kaalinsabay Road in Karangalan, Villa Manggahan, Pasig City.