Robbery suspect found dead off Cebu

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 29 2017 10:02 AM

CEBU - A robbery suspect was found dead in waters off Barangay, Biasong, Talisay City in this province, Saturday.

The 34-year-old suspect, identified as Leonardo Panerio, allegedly stole 115 post-rack brackets from a subdivision in Barangay Dumlog last Friday, according to PO1 Maverick Polotan.

Panero allegedly fired at 2 security guards and responding policemen but missed. He then scaled a concrete wall and jumped into the sea.

"Our SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team even chased him by a boat but lost him when he swam deeper into the sea," the police said.

Two fishermen found Panerio's body floating in the sea early Saturday, Polotan said.
 
Investigators found no signs of foul play in the suspect's drowning. Report from Rhea Soco, ABS-CBN News