CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MDN Mindanao News digital, July 21) - Two suspects in an early dawn Sunday robbery at a gasoline station in Barangay Katipunan, Villanueva town in Misamis Oriental, shot dead a security guard and hurt a pregnant cashier, police authorities reported.
Police Lieutenant Princess Enriquez, Misamis Oriental Provincial Police Office (MOPPO) spokesperson identified the victim as Dominico Servandel, 25, security guard; and Axel Rose Gimeno, 25, married - all residents of Zone 2, barangay Katipunan, Villanueva town.
Police investigation disclosed that early dawn Sunday, the suspect identified as Reymark Jay Pumatong barged into the Phoenix Gasoline Station in Barangay Katipunan, Villanueva town, and without provocation shot dead the sleeping guard and also shot the pregant cashier in the face. The robber and his lookout identified as Bernie Belen, 28, a resident of Barangay Sta Ana, Tagoloan town, also of Misamis Oriental, immediately fled from the crime scene and carted away the P30,000 sales of the gas station on that day.
The Police organization in the province, Cocpo, as well as the provincial police office immediately conducted hot pursuit operations and arrested the two suspects: Reymark Jay Pumatong and his companion Bernie Belen
A case of attempted robbery and and violations of RA 10591 are now readied against the suspects.
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