Robber Kills Victim After Snatching Cell Phones in Candelaria, Quezon

LUCENA CITY, Philippines – A robbery in Candelaria, Quezon on Saturday, December 30, resulted in the tragic death of one of the victims after their cell phones were stolen. According to Region 4A police, the victims, known only as “Edwin” and “Marites,” parked their motorcycle on the side of a bypass in Barangay Mangilag Sur around 2:15 p.m. An armed man approached and pointed his gun at the couple, snatching their mobile phones. The assailant then shot the male victim twice in the head without provocation, resulting in his immediate death. The gunman fled the scene, leaving the police to investigate the case.

This tragic incident highlights the ongoing issue of violent crime in the region, raising concerns about the safety and security of residents in Candelaria, Quezon. The brazen nature of this robbery and murder serves as a sobering reminder of the dangers faced by ordinary citizens in their daily lives.

Law enforcement authorities are working diligently to identify and apprehend the perpetrator responsible for this heinous act. The community is urged to remain vigilant and report any relevant information that could aid in the swift resolution of this case.

The loss of life in this senseless act of violence has undoubtedly left a lasting impact on the family and friends of the victim, as well as the broader community. As the investigation progresses, there are hopes for justice to be served and for measures to be taken to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.

In the wake of this tragic event, the Candelaria, Quezon community mourns the loss of a beloved member and awaits further developments in the investigation as law enforcement officials work to bring the responsible party to justice. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the need for continued efforts to address and prevent violent crime in the region.