Western Union branch inside Cebu mall robbed of P200K



CEBU CITY, Philippines—Two men, one of them armed with a knife, robbed a Western Union branch inside a crowded mall in downtown Cebu City late Thursday afternoon.

The robbers fled with at least P200,000 that they took from the cashier of Western Union on the ground floor of Elizabeth Mall past 5 p.m.

SPO2 Edgar Galado, Theft and Robbery Section (TRS) investigator, said the crime was reported to them at 6:25 p.m.

Galado said one of the robbers went inside Western Union and pointed a knife at Libie Jade Vequilla Alkuno, branch manager, who was manning the cash registry, because cashier Joannes Dawn Cardoza went to the toilet.

The other robber was standing outside Western Union, he added.

The robber handed a bag to Alkuno and ordered her to put money inside, said Galado.

Alkuno complied. After the money was placed inside the bag, the robber casually left with his companion.

Galado said Western Union had no closed circuit television cameras, which would have helped the police in identifying the robbers.

He added the employees failed to alert security guards detailed at the door of the mall, less than 20 meters away from Western Union branch.

The guards could have stopped and apprehended the robbers especially that they were only armed with a knife, said Galado.

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  • ah_ok_fine12

    ano ba yan nasa loob na nga ng mall- nakawatan pa

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

       siguro ‘inside’ job.

      (pun intended.)

  • pedronimo

    Sin of omission. No CCTV no hope of solving this nefarious crime. Huli lagi ang pagsisisi, eka nga.

  • WeAry_Bat

    Entities in the business of cash – conversion, transmission – should treat their security like banks.

  • Garo Ungaro

    mag papasko na kasi…that’s the easy way to make money for those who had guts but lazy to work…sad but true…

  • andresa igbac

    nagtipid ang WU branch na etoh? dapat may sikyu din sila kahit may sikyu sa mall door. hayy..tapos na, nanakawan na.

  • fiveoclock

    mang gagantso rin kasi ang WU dapat dollar makukuha ng pinadalhan pero ginagawa nila NOW ay sa peso na nila ibinibigay at less ng 1 peso ang conversion…..so kung ang palitan sa dolyar ay 41 peso sa kanila ibibgay lang nila ng 40…..kaya dapat lang na ma-holdap araw-araw yang mga WU lalu na dito sa Maynila…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    namamasko lang po

    tenk yu, tenk yu, ang babait ninyo tenk yu

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