TAGBILARAN CITY. – Armed hold-up men are back again in the city victimizing 24/7 convenient stores.
A sketch report from the city police station indicated that a convenient store at the corner of J. Borja and Gallares streets this city was victimized by an unidentified hold-upper armed with a yesterday afternoon.
That was not the first time that a convenient store was victimized by hold-uppers. Several 24/7 stores have already closed being the favorite targets of hold-uppers.
Initial police investigation revealed that at around 2:45 o’clock yesterday afternoon, a male person allegedly wearing a hooded jacket with short pants, stands 5 feet to 5 feet and`6 inches in height, thin to medium in built, entered the convenient store and pointed a handgun of unknown caliber to the cashier who was alone inside the store.
The cashier, whose identity is still being withhold by the police, said the suspect then demanded the cash earnings of the store. Thus the cashier took the cash inside the cash drawer but the suspect added in vernacular “naa pa na sa ilawon” (there is still money below the table).
Police investigators said the suspect must be a veteran hold-upper considering that he knows the placement of the cash registry.
Police said the suspect was referring to the previous earnings of the store placed under the table.
Later, a male customer came to buy cigarettes and the suspect allegedly pretended to be the owner of the store. This prevented the cashier to inform and seek assistance from the male customer due to the fear and panic.
When the customer stepped out from the store, the suspect right away left the place and proceeded to the other side of the road where a black motorcycle was parked being used as a getaway vehicle then drove towards Pooc, Pantalan this city.
The estimated cash money taken by the suspect amounted to P12,000 more or less.
As of this writing, the identity of the suspect remains to be unknown. (with reports from Freda C. Pondoc)
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