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Chief PNP Police Director General Ricardo Marquez ordered the immediate award and spot promotion of a rookie cop who thwart robbery/hold-up suspects earlier today at about 10:34 AM in Novaliches Quezon City.

PDG Marquez, as represented by the PNP Chief to the Directorial Staff (TCDS) Police Deputy Director General Francisco Uyami Jr. and Director for Personnel and Records Management (TDPRM) Police Director Dominador Aquino Jr., awarded PO1 Israel Martinez, Beat Patroller of Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Police Station 4 with “Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting” (PNP Wounded Personnel Medal) this afternoon at the Chinese General Hospital.

PO1 Martinez encountered three (3) unidentified armed men believed to be robbery/hold-up gang members at Mercury Drug along Susano Road, Barangay Nova Proper, Novaliches, Quezon City earlier today (February 15) at.

As a result, two (2) of the suspects died on the spot while the other one managed to escape. Police respondents also recovered two (2) cal .45 pistols in the crime scene.

PO1 Martinez sustained gunshot wounds on his neck and left arm that is now in stable condition.

Furthermore, PS-4, QCPD led by its District Director PCSupt Edgardo Tinio is investigating the incident and conducting follow-up operations on the 3rd suspect who is believed to be wounded.

Patrolling poses big part of the anti-crime strategy of PDG Marquez under the Oplan ‘Lambat-Sibat’ where police officers should be more visible on the ground making the PNP’s presence felt in the community. (PNP-PIO)