PNP civilian employee shot, wounded in holdup PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 21 May 2016 11:18


A civilian employee of Police Regional Office 9 was wounded after he and his sister- in-law who is a policewoman were held-up by three gunmen along Veterans Avenue extension in Tumaga early yesterday morning.

A police report disclosed that Michael Tangon y Billon, 39, married, a PNP’s non-uniform-personnel assigned with Siocon Municipal Police Station and his sister-in-law SPO1 Norwina Balaton, assigned in Camp Abendan , Mercedes, both residents of Tumaga, were riding a motorcycle driven by the latter on their way home shortly before 4 a.m. when the hold-up took place.

Relatives of Balaton and Tangon told newsmen that Norwina had just closed her business (spa-salon) in the city proper and went home together with her brother-in-law carrying the daily earning of her business when three men aboard another motorcycle chased them and one of holduppers opened fire while another grabbed the shoulder bag of the latter in Tumaga, near LB Supermarket,

Police said that Tangon sustained two bullet wounds in the stomach while Balaton suffered minor injuries after they crashed on the road.   Tangon was rushed to the West Metro Medical Center WMMC while the incident was reported to the Sta. Maria Police Station.

Relatives said that Tangon noticed the three men while they were just about to leave Balaton’s spa-salon but they did not expect that the three would tail them.

The suspects sped away with Balaton’s bag  containing some P20,000 and other valuables.

Meanwhile, police recovered two spent shells of .45 caliber pistol and nine empty shells of 9mm pistol at the crime scene. — Dan Toribio