3 hold-up men killed in shoot-out with Ecija cops, 1 wounded

By Jason de Asis


SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, January 18, 2011–Three suspected hold-uppers were killed while another of their cohort was wounded in a shoot-out with policemen who foiled an attempt to hold-up a businesswoman here Monday night.


Police Supt. Jonathan Cabal, police station commander, identified the slain hold-up men as Rolando Rotol, Ricardo Cutang and  Alberto Quintog, all of the Amihan Group based in Cabanatuan City. They all died on-the-spot from gunshot wounds.


Cabal said a fourth unidentified suspect was wounded.


Cabal said the shoot-out happened at around 7 pm Monday when elements of the Munoz police encountered the armed suspects who were boarded on a tricycle and on their way to Barangay Bical. Their presence was tipped off by a civilian informant.


“Based on our intelligence information, the group was set to rob a wealthy businesswoman in Bical so we conducted patrol operations to pre-empt their plan,” Cabal said, adding that the group was involved in several incidents of robbery-holdup and akyat-bahay heists in San Miguel, Bulacan; Gapan City, Cabanatuan City and other major urban centers.


Police recovered from the encounter scene two caliber 38 revolvers, one caliber 22 pistol, one caliber 45 revolver and a grenade. (Jason de Asis)



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