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4 robbers killed, cop wounded in Cavite shootout

Dennis Carcamo - The Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines - Four suspected robbers were killed while a policeman was wounded during a shootout in Cavite, Friday afternoon.
 
Director Joselito Esquivel Jr. of the Cavite Provincial Police Office said they were still determining the identities of the slain suspects.
 
Esquivel said a fifth suspect managed to escape during the firefight.
 
Meanwhile, Police Officer 1 Ruben Cruzado of the Special Weapons and Tactics was hit in the arm and leg in the shootout.
 
Initial reports said that the five armed men, on board a Toyota Avanza, forcibly took a cigarette agent and two of his companions around 10:30 a.m. and hijacked the victims delivery van in Barangay Maguyam, Silang, Cavite.
 
Authorities, however, cornered the suspects and engaged them in a firefight inside Josephine Subdivision, Barangay Luksuhin, Silang town in Cavite at around 12:15 p.m. 
 
Police recovered from the suspects a  12 gauge shotgun, a carbine, a cal. 45 and a cal. 38 revolver, the Avanza, and  delivery van. 
 
The victims, whose hands and feet were wrapped in duct tape, were found at the back seat of suspects' vehicle.

BARANGAY LUKSUHIN

BARANGAY MAGUYAM

CAVITE

DIRECTOR JOSELITO ESQUIVEL JR. OF THE CAVITE PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICE

JOSEPHINE SUBDIVISION

POLICE OFFICER

RUBEN CRUZADO OF THE SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS

SILANG

TOYOTA AVANZA

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