Quantcast
Latest Stories

3 killed as robbers strike in Manila, Quezon City

By

A businessman and his daughter were killed by armed robbers who barged into their store in Manila while a Chinese woman trader lost around P1 million in cash to four men who broke into her house in Quezon City.

Both robberies took place on Saturday, based on reports submitted by Manila Police District (MPD) homicide investigators and the Quezon City Police District’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (QCPD-CIDU).

The MPD report identified the trader as Onofre Cruz, 53 and his daughter Sierra, 28, residents of Felix Huertas Street in Sta. Cruz, Manila who ran a wholesale and retail diaper business. Both died at Metropolitan Medical Center in Tondo due to multiple gunshot wounds.

According to MPD investigators, at 3:30 p.m. the other day, two armed men entered the victims’ house and declared a robbery as three of their cohorts remained outside, one serving as a lookout and the others as drivers of the getaway motorcycles.

One of the robbers went to the counter where Cruz was stationed and seized the store’s earnings estimated at around P200,000.

Based on the statements of other store workers, the two men were not content with their loot and kept on looking for other valuables. One of the robbers, they added, went up to the second floor of the victims’ house where Sierra was resting.

Her father, however, followed the robber who pointed a gun at Sierra. At this point, Cruz also took out a gun he was hiding and shot the robber.

Unfortunately for Cruz, he was shot by the second robber who came to his cohort’s aid. Witnesses said they heard successive gunshots being fired after which one of the robbers was seen running down the stairs carrying a bag which contained more cash. The robber then fled with his three other cohorts on motorcycles.

Responding police investigators found the Cruzes who were both wounded on the second floor. The two were immediately brought to a nearby hospital where they died after a few hours.

Also found on the second floor was the body of one of the

robbers who was identified as Arnold Lipon, 34, a resident of Cainta, Rizal.

Probers, meanwhile, said that a closed circuit television camera installed in the victims’ house was able to record the incident. The police said they would examine the footage to help them identify and track down the robbers.

In Quezon City, four armed men robbed a Chinese business woman of around P1 million in cash at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Ku Wai Qing, 61, owner of the sugar manufacturing company

Silver Star Trading, was with five house helpers at her house in Zabarte Extension, Novaliches, Quezon City, when the robbers barged inside and dragged her to her bedroom.

Qing asked them not to harm her as she gave them the money she had inside the house, said PO2 Julius Cesar Balbuena of the QCPD-CIDU. With a report from Rima Granali


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Crime , Metro , News , robbery




Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Ex-PBA player Bryan Gahol dies in road mishap
Advertisement

News

  • Napoles tags over 100 officials in pork scam – Lacson
  • Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  • 43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace
  • Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  • Sports

  • San Mig Coffee grinds out win over Alaska to force decider
  • UP nips St. Benilde; Adamson blasts RTU in Filoil women’s caging
  • Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word
  • Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
  • UST posts twin kill in Filoil pre-season cup opening day
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Bollywood Oscars, film stars come to Florida
  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Business

  • SM to rebuild Tacloban hospital
  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
  • China won’t budge, wants PH gov’t to apologize to HK
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement