Justice for Maria Richelle Bicay Antod of Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur

A 40-year old businesswoman was shot dead inside her house by two armed robbers in Purok 5 Barangay Lapinigan, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur on Tuesday, according to the Caraga police regional information office.

San Francisco, Agusan del Sur Chief of Police Sr. Insp. Joel A. Binas, who together with his men responded to the crime scene, identified the victim as Maria Richelle Bicay Antod, 40, married and resident of said place.

Initial official police investigation showed the victim, together with her family was watching television inside the house when two unidentified armed robbers forcibly entered the victim’s house and declared a hold-up.

Suspects fired warning shots and ordered the victim to lie down on the floor, but the victim, Mrs Antod instead ran hurriedly towards the bedroom.

One of the suspects, using an undetermined caliber of hand gun, shot the victim in the head, the report showed.

Suspects took away the bag of the victim containing undetermined amount of cash then fled to unknown direction after the incident aboard a red Honda motorcycle without plate number.

Police said Antod was immediately rushed by her family to DO Plaza Memorial Hospital in Patin-ay, Prosperidad town for medical treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician.

Recovered from the crime scene were two slugs and one cartridge case from unknown caliber of firearm.

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