A robbery hold up incident which resulted to an armed encounter transpired along Continental Street, Barangay 171, Bagumbong, Caloocan City at about 8:15 PM of March 23, 2020.
The victim was identified as Mary Grace Morales y Buladalo, 41 y/o, married,
businesswoman and residing in Phase 4, Package 5, Block 5 Lot 9, Barangay 176,
Bagong Silang, Caloocan City.
According to her, she and her husband were eating along the sidewalk when suspects, on board a Kawasaki Fury motorcycle, suddenly appeared and at gun point, declared hold up. They took and carted away One (1) color brown sling bag containing Cash money amounting to Php. 395,000.00, assorted Jewelry worth Php. 45,000.00, Driver’s License, TIN ID, Philhealth ID, Barangay 176 ID and 4P’s ID before they fled toward undisclosed directions.
The victim immediately sought the assistance of PCP 6 personnel who immediately conducted a drag net and follow-up operation together with the victim after alerting all units to monitor their AOR.
During the conduct of the operation, the victim positively identified one of the suspects named Michael Dela Roso along Bankers Road, Barangay 171, Caloocan City.
Said suspect was immediately arrested and interviewed. He then disclosed the possible whereabouts of his cohorts.
Succeeding follow-up operation was hence plotted wherein another suspect was found on board a motorcycle along Jovan Street, Barangay 171, Caloocan City.
The responding police officers, after identifying themselves as such to the suspects, requested for him to alight from his vehicle. He however did not heed their request and instead, immediately fired upon them before he ran towards an abandoned house.
He was consequently chased and requested to surrender but he again fired several shots towards the direction of the police officers prompting them to fire back and repeal the aggression resulting to the death of the still unidentified suspect.
“This is the least we expect from our people in this time of crisis. I am very much saddened by the fact that instead of working together against this pandemic, there are still those who transgresses the law adding greater predicaments to our front liners,” said PMGEN SINAS.
The crime scene was processed by NPD SOCO led by PMAJ PRESTAN ANTONIO. The arrested suspect was brought to DJNRMH for medical examination and subsequently to SIU-NEO for filing of appropriate charges while one other suspect remains unidentified and at large.
“Please help us out. We are in this together and we cannot do this alone. Staying home and refraining from violating the law is the least you can do to make an impact in this fight. This is all we ask of you while we work together with the other frontliners in the field of unseen enemies,” PMGEN SINAS added.