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Police arrest 2 for rob, slay try


Policemen in Lapu-Lapu City arrested two men for reportedly trying to rob and kill a 51-year-old taxi driver in barangay Gun-ob the other night.

The suspects were identified as Aleoden Duwat-duwat Polman, 26, and Bao Banawag, 27, all residing in Buaya, Lapu-Lapu City while the victim was identified as Luciano Buro, 51, a native of Punod, Pinamungajan town and a driver of VNM and Sons Taxi.

Buro sustained a gunshot wound to the face after he tried to parry away the firearm used by the robbers.

He was taken to the Lapu-Lapu City District Hospital but was later transferred to Vicente Sotto Hospital then to Chong Hua Hospital and finally to the Cebu City Medical Center.

“Atong tan-aw nga nisukol g’yud ning taxi driver kay makita man extent sa damage sulod sa taxi nga nabuak ang iyang dapit sa windshield unya duna pay empty shell sa 9mm sulod sa taxi unit sa biktima,” homicide investigator SPO2 Lito Jumao-as said.

Police also recovered a Batangas knife and an unlicensed 9mm pistol from Polman during a follow up operation at a Muslim area in Gun-ob.

They also recovered a magazine of 9mm and five live ammunitions and an empty shell.

“Ang biktima man ang ingon nato nga mga Muslim speaking ang mga tulisan mao sa atong pag-follow up operation sa Muslim area sa Gun-ob, ni kooperar sab ang ubang didto unya nitug-an sa nahimutangan sa duha ka tulisan,” Jumao-as said.

When the two suspects were brought to the hospital, Buro positively identified them as the culprits.

Both suspects admitted they were behind the robbery but they said they have no intention of carting away the savings of the taxi driver.

“Igo ra unta mi mohangyo sa driver nga magpahatod kay wala mi plete pero nahitabo man hinuon,” Banawag said.

Polman added: “Dili man ko makasiguro kun ako ba ang nakakablit sa armas kay nag-ilog na man mi sa driver.” – Ramil V. Ayuman/LPM

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