A notorious robbery suspect was killed after a shootout and hot pursuit by responding lawmen after a hold-up incident at a hardware store along Ipil Street right across Carmen Market Tuesday night in Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City.
Killed on the spot was Archolito Palubon alias “Bingkol.” It can be recalled that Palubon was the main suspect in several robbery incidents in the city including last year’s armed robbery of LBC Carmen Branch. See Superbalita link below.
Quoting news and radio reports, policemen stationed at Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) Station 4 at Carmen Market were alerted of a robbery incident of nearby New Cagayan CCH Hardware located right beside Ororama Carmen around 6:15pm. Accordingly, a shootout ensued as soon as police arrived at the scene and a chase of the suspects followed.
Palubon lies dead along Lirio Street at the back of COC-Phinma, some 300 meters from the hardware store.
Police are now conducting hot pursuit operation of the other suspects.
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