Two suspects who robbed the LBC courier branch on Thursday were killed yesterday in an encounter with po- lice in Malagasang 2, Imus City, Cavite.
According to police investigators, a hot pursuit operation was conducted by combined elements of Imus City Police Station and RPSB4A detailed at Malagasang 2B, Imus City immediately after the LBC branch was robbed. Authorities caught up with suspects while travelling aboard a Yamaha Mio motorscooter along Malagasang 2-A road.
The duo shot at responding policemen prompting the lawmen to shoot back.
A witness, Janela Aquino y Saquilayan, a customer associate of LBC Bucandala branch, positively identified the slain victims as the two men who had earlier held up the LBC branch.
Recovered from the crime scene were one caliber.45 pistols with one ammunition clip loaded with five live ammu-nitions and one Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver with four live bullets and two spent shells. Also seized was the Yamaha Mio, which does not have a license plate, a back pack containing stolen cash amounting to P16,000, LBC forms, wallet and identification cards of one of the victims, a customer.