Resto loses P10T, cellphones, wristwatch to three holduppers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 January 2011 11:42

Three gunmen held-up a restaurant in Tetuan at dawn last Friday and ran away with P10,000 in cash, cellular phones and a wristwatch.

A police report disclosed that one of the employees of Vizinos Restaurant owned by Ruby Chuay Yap located at the junction of Don Toribio and Natividad Streets went out of the establishment to wash his clothes around 1:30 a.m. When he was about to go back inside, three men armed with handguns appeared and announced a heist.

The holduppers pointed their guns on the employees and hogtied them. They then destroyed a drawer and got the P10,000, two cellular phones and a wristwatch.

Police said the holduppers escaped aboard a tricycle that sped towards Putik.

The incident was reported to the Tetuan police and a hot pursuit operation was carried out.

The victims failed to recognize the gunmen.

A source, who requested anonymity, told Daily Zamboanga Times that a group from Lapuyan, Zamboanga Sibugay are in the city and were responsible for the recent robberies and holdups here.

Several years ago, a group called “Lapuyan Boys” was infamous for the series of holdups they staged in different business establishments.

The group was neutralized by the police during a shootout at Sucabon , in which three of them were killed and several others arrested. -- Dan Toribio Jr.