Cattle rustler dies during police encounter

February 27, 2013 at 10:21 pm Leave a comment

DAGUPAN CITY – A suspected cattle rustler died after an early morning encounter with the police in Batangcaoa, Urbiztondo town, a police report said.
The police identified the victim as Remegio Bulatao, 59, a farmer and resident of barangay Balite Sur in San Carlos City, a village which is suspected to be a lair of cattle rustlers.
The report said at around 3:30 in the morning of February 24, the police stations of Urbiztondo and Bayambang and the Pangasinan Provincial Public Safety Company ( PPPSC) assigned at brgy Wawa, Bayambang, responded to a complaint that a large cow from Batangcaoa, Urbiztondo was carted away by undetermined numbers of cattle rustler.
The police launched an aggressive operation to recover the cow and arrest the suspects, pursuing the thieves and catching them in brgy Batangcaoa, Urbiztondo.
Instead of surrendering however, the suspects fired at the police who in turn fired back, hitting Bulatao who was rushed to the hospital but was declared already dead.
The police recovered at the crime scene two live cows believed to be stolen from the owner, one lifeless cow believed to be hit during the gun fight , one improvised shotgun and one hand grenade.
An indepth investigation is being conducted for the identification of other members of cattle rustler and identification of owners of the stolen cows, the police said.

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