Armed man robbing a PUJ shot dead by a passenger cop

By: Benjie B. Talisic March 24,2019 - 11:53 PM

Senior Inspector Franklin Tale of the Ermita Police Precinct in Cebu City checks the PUJ where an armed robber was shot dead by a policeman who happened to the riding the jeepney. The incident happened at past 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019, along Magallanes St., Cebu City. |CDND Photo/Benjie Talisic

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  An armed man robbing the passengers of a public utility jeep (PUJ) in Magallanes Street, Barangay Ermita, Cebu City at past 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019, was shot and killed by an off-duty policeman who happened to be on board the same PUJ.

Scene of the Crime Operatives (Soco) of the Cebu City Police office are inspecting the body of an armed robber who was shot and killed by a policeman who was among the passengers of a public utility jeep that the suspect  was robbing at past 10 p.m. of Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Magallanes St., Barangay Ermita, Cebu City. | CDND Photo/Benjie Talisic

Police said the PUJ (O41) was bound for Plaza Housing, an upland suburban village in Barangay Busay, Cebu City, when the robber boarded the jeepney in Magallanes Street in downtown Cebu City.
Minutes later the robber, armed with a .22 revolver, declared a hold up and had already gotten hold of the belongings of the passengers, including cellular phones and jewelry, when the shooting occured.
 Senior Inspector Franklin Tale, chief of the  Ermita Police Precinct, said the “hero policeman” who shot the robber was P03 Nemesio Denopol, who is currently assigned at the Parian Police Precinct./elb

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