A suspected robber was killed in an encounter with the police in Sta. Maria, Bulacan on Monday evening.
The slain suspect, identified as Chris Garcia, allegedly victimized a female along Bypass Road in Barangay San Gabriel.
Responding policemen caught up and killed Garcia. The slain suspect's cohort, however, was able to escape.
Found in Garcia's possession was the victim's pouch bag containing cash and cellphone.
Police said Garcia was behind the series of robberies in the area, where some of the victims were killed.
- Umagang Kay Ganda, 22 January 2013