3 ‘Akyat-ba­hay’ thieves killed

Tempo - - News - By MAR T. SUPNAD

CA­BANAT­UAN CITY – Crime does not pay.

This was what Supt. Pon­ciano Zafra, Ca­banat­uan po­lice chief, said on the 3 sus­pected “Akyat-ba­hay” bur­glars who were killed in a shoot out with po­lice Fri­day at Barangay Ibabao Bana, here.

Ac­cord­ing to Zafra, the 3 bur­glars were killed dur­ing a fol­low-up op­er­a­tion af­ter they re­port­edly ran­sacked an apart­ment unit rented by two fe­male stu­dents in Barangay Mabini.

“Just min­utes af­ter re­ceiv­ing the break-in rob­bery in­ci­dent from the vic­tims, we of­fered to buy back from the thieves the stolen Iphone 7 Plus cost­ing more than ₱42,000 for ₱5,000. Af­ter hours of ne­go­ti­a­tions, they (bur­glars) agreed to the of­fer of ₱15,000 but dur­ing the pay-off, they must have sensed they were deal­ing with plain­clothes op­er­a­tives that’s why they drew their guns and fired,” Zafra said.

Among items re­cov­ered from the 3 were 2 cal­iber .22 pis­tols, a cal­iber .38, 3 high end cell­phones, an Ap­ple lap­top, gold ear­rings, a neck­lace, wrist watch, and ₱700 cash. They also yielded a to­tal of 9 sa­chets of shabu among other drug para­pher­na­lia.

The rob­bers were iden­ti­fied as Ben­jie Mon­te­falco, Ren­jiel Galvez, and Manuel Apelado, all res­i­dents of Barangay Co­juangco, Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija.

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