Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2 die in checkpoint set up by 5 armed men
By Jorge Hallare

LEGAZPI CITY, May 10 (PNA) -- Two riders were killed by five armed men in a checkpoint that the suspects put up at the boundary of Barangay Matagbac and Barangay San Carlos, Milagros, Masbate at about 6 p.m. Monday.

A report of the Milagros Municipal Police Station said the armed men also divested the victims -- Nestor Torrecampo, a resident of IbaƱes Street, Masbate City, and Ricky Marcelo of Barangay Cabitan, Mandaon -- of their cash and other personal belongings.

The suspects then sped away from the crime scene.

The report said the victims were negotiating the highway on board their motorcycle when they were stopped and shot by the suspects at the checkpoint.(PNA) RMA/FGS/JH/CBD