Cops investigate puzzling holdup PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 March 2012 13:28

Police investigators are looking deeper into an alleged hold-up incident involving four employees of a pawnshop along San Jose Road yesterday morning.
The central police station received a report at past 11 a.m. that hold-up took place near the entrance of BOA Compound along San Jose Road in which the victims were employees of M Lhuiller pawnshop.

A sketchy police report showed that four employees of the said pawnshop were riding on a white Avanza van heading west bringing two bags containing undetermined amount of money and assorted jewelry when they were reportedly held up.

The four employees who refused to divulge their identities to newsmen, told the police that when they were near the entrance of BOA Compound, eight persons riding on four motorcycles surrounded them.

When the van stopped, the motorcycle-riding men alighted and one of them who was carrying mallet, smashed the right glass window at the front seat of the Avanza van.

The employees said the holduppers demanded for the two bags containing the money and jewelry.

The holduppers reportedly grabbed the two bags and then sped towards the west coast.

Newsmen tried to get the statements of the complainants but they refused to talk.

Reporters have different and contradicting details about the incident. One report said that it was only one bag taken by the holduppers. Another report said that the holduppers were about three and not eight motorcycles.

The complainants told the police that the holduppers have handguns tucked in their waist.

About two meters away from the holdup site, men from the High Patrol Group were conducting checkpoint where the holduppers passed after the alelged holdup. — Dan Toribio Jr.