Two alleged robbers died in an encounter with the operatives of District Special Operations Unit in Quezon City yesterday morning.
Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Chief Supt. Joselito T. Esquivel Jr. said the unidentified suspects were spotted at around 4:30 a.m. standing in front of a shanty in Sitio San Roque, Agham Road, Bgy. Bagong Pag-asa with firearm protruding on their waist.
A concerned resident of the barangay tipped off DSOU operatives who were conducting anti-criminality patrol in the area.
Police responded to verify the report. However, the suspects, upon sensing the presence of the police, pulled out their firearms and fired at the officers.
The suspects were killed during the encounter.
Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) and Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) team recovered two caliber .45 Colt pistols, 10 fired cartridge cases, two misfired bullets for the gun and a sachet of shabu.