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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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Guard kills house robber

A suspected robber was shot and killed by the security guard of a house in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, that he and his companion, who fled, had robbed at about 4 a.m. yesterday.

The unidentified man, whose body is now at the Funeraria Angeles in Bacolod, is about 5 feet and 4 inches to 5 feet and 5 inches in height, has fair complexion, and is slim, Station 7 chief, Insp. Emmanuel Misajon, said.

The man and his companion robbed the house of Analie Piedad at Grandville Subdivision and took a laptop computer valued at P23,000, and a portable speaker valued at P1,500, Misajon said.

Investigation conducted by Senior Police Officer 1 Karyl Mugemulta showed that security guard Allen John Chavez, 23, of Marapara 2, Brgy. Bata, Bacolod and employed by the Vertex Security Agency, fired warning shot twice when he saw two men leaving the house with the stolen items.

One of the men fled while his companion drew a bladed weapon and attempted to stab Chavez prompting the security guard to shoot him, Misajon said.

The suspect, who was in his 30's, was hit in the shoulder and the bullet exited through his face causing his instant death, Misajon added.

He said Chavez surrendered to the police and endorsed his .22 caliber service revolver with serial number 1280895, two bullets and three empty shells.

As of press time yesterday, the police had not identified the suspected robber yet, but they received information that he is from Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod .

In Murcia town, Negros Occidental, an unidentified gunman shot and killed Erwin Belarmino, 45, of Brgy. Buenavista while he was watching television at the house of his relative in the barangay at about 12:45 a.m. yesterday.

Belarmino died on the spot from a gunshot wound on his nape. His body is now at the Funeraria Del Lourdes in Bago City, Murcia town police chief, Senior Insp. Frankie Jingle Lugo told the DAILY STAR.

Lugo said Belarmino's relatives told them that they were surprised when they heard a gunshot and later saw the victim fall to the floor. They are not aware if he had any enemy.

He also said they have a lead as on the motive for the shooting but refused to disclose it in order not to hamper their investigation.*APN




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