Suspected kidnappers rob Talisayan store owner of P10,000, 2 cellphones PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 April 2014 13:47

Suspected kidnappers struck in Talisayan, this city Friday night, but instead of taking a hostage, they took the bag of the owner of a store containing P10,000 and two cell phones.

Mrs. Nelia Padua, 58, married, told the police that around 6:45 p.m. seven armed men broke into her store and announced a holdup at gunpoint.

Padua said the gunmen grabbed her shoulder bag containing P10,000 and two Cherry Mobile cell phones.

Police said that Padua was able to able to get out of the store and sought assistance from neighbors.

The armed men fled on board a motorized pumpboat that sped towards unknown direction.

Men of the Ayala Police Station rushed to the shore of Talisayan engaged in a brief gunfight with the gunmen.

Police had earlier received information that the armed men wereplanning to stage a kidnapping in the area but failed because policemen immediately responded.

It was learned that before the holdup, police have received a text message informing that a certain group was expected to arrive in their area of responsibility to seize a prominent personality.

Police were still trying to determine which group was behind the kidnapattempt and holdup. – Dan Toribio Jr.