CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City: Six suspected robbery, hold-up and carnapping group members were killed in a shootout with police at Antipolo City, Rizal at dawn on Thursday.
Brig Gen Eliseo DC Cruz, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) regional director, said operatives engaged the unidentified suspects in a gunbattle in Barangay San Jose along Marcos Highway.
Four suspects were onboard a brown Kia Rio Sedan with Plate No. ABQ-2011 while the two others were on a white Yamaha Mio Soul with Plate No. 4967UG.
The shootout occurred after the suspects, whose attention police called as they were parked suspiciously at the Boso-Boso Shell Gasoline Station, fled the scene.
Roadblocks set up by police forced the suspects to escape in different directions as they fired at authorities who retaliated.