Laguna police kill 3 robbery suspects in shootout

Police in hot pursuit of three robbery suspects caught up with them in an armed encounter in San Pablo City, Laguna province on Saturday, killing all three and recovering the stolen valuables as well.

Senior Superintendent Manolito Labrador, Laguna provincial police chief, said a robbery victim earlier reported to the city police station that he was robbed of his cellular phone and P1,000 cash by the suspects on board a motorcycle.

Police immediately launched a hot pursuit operation and caught up with the suspects at barangay Soledad, San Pablo City, at around 4:30 p.m., resulting in a shootout where all three were killed.

Recovered from the suspects were two .38 caliber revolvers, a 12-gauge shotgun, and the robbery victim’s cellular phone and P1,000 cash.

Police identified one of the slain men as Randy Tolentino of barangay Santa Monica, San Pablo City, through an ID card found on his body. Another suspect was identified as Joel Deo of barangay San Antonio 2, San Pablo City.

The third suspect remains unidentified.