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Motorcycle thief dies in shootout

CAMP V. LIM, CANLUBANG, LAGUNA – A suspected motorcycle thief was killed while his cohort escaped in a police entrapment operation Saturday night in Barangay Malinis, Lemery, Batangas.

Police said they have yet to establish the name of the suspect who died from gunshot wounds while being rushed to Batangas Provincial Hospital.

The suspect’s companion managed to evade arrest on board a motorcycle during the operation.

Lemery policemen carried out an entrapment against the suspects at about 9:45 p.m. following reports of motorcycle-grabbing incidents in the town.

During the operation, the suspects reported fired shots at the lawmen.

The cops retaliated, hitting one of the suspects.

Police recovered from the crime scene a .45-caliber pistol, three live bullets, and a stolen motorcycle.
(Danny J. Estacio)