Robbery Suspect Passes Away During Encounter With Police Officers at Checkpoint in Bohol
A robbery suspect has passed away during an alleged shootout with police officers in Alicia town in Bohol.
The Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) reported that the 41-year-old man named Victor Igpit Aguilar of Barangay Sagasa, Balilihan town died after an alleged shootout in the town.
The police authorities reported that the Alicia police personnel were manning a checkpoint at the national road of Barangay La Hacienda. The cops apprehended an unidentified man riding a motorcycle for not wearing a helmet.
The cops are set to approach the traffic violator when he suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire. The policemen fought back and alerted the nearby police stations to block roads to prevent the suspect from escaping.
The Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU) members responded and exchanged fire with the suspect at Sitio Cantugop in Barangay Napo. The culprit suffered six gunshot wounds, which leads to his untimely death.
A caliber .45 pistol with an empty magazine, seven pieces of caliber .45 fired cartridge cases and one piece caliber 9mm fired cartridge case have been recovered from the suspect.
According to the authorities, the suspect has been already involved in a series of robbery incidents in Bohol and he was charged with Violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.
Nine highway robberies have been recorded last week in various areas in Bohol. A P100,000 cash reward has been offered by Bohol Governor Aris Aumentado to anyone who can give information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.
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