Burglars kill two in Cebu

Posted at Jan 30 2013 02:13 PM | Updated as of Jan 30 2013 10:13 PM

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An elderly woman and her granddaughter were killed by suspected thieves in Bantayan Island, Cebu before dawn on Monday.

Patricia Batoy,74, and her 9-year-old grand daughter, Angelica, were sleeping when two thieves broke into their house in Barangay Kabangbang at around 2 a.m.

The victims were awoken when the suspects entered their room. The suspects then stabbed them repeatedly using a knife.

The house was also in disarray when discovered by authorities and relatives of the victims.

An autopsy result showed that Patricia sustained 15 stab wounds, including one in the breast area, while Angelica sustained 10 stab wounds.

The thieves, identified as Romel Dela Peña Ruben Tabion, were arrested after some neighbors recognized them and told the police.

They were arrested at the Bantayan Port while trying to escape to Negros Occidental.

- Umagang Kay Ganda, 30 January 2013