Brave store security guard killed in robbery attempt

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Two armed robbers shot to death Sunday morning a security guard at a 24-hour convenience store in Quezon City after he got in their way.

Footage taken by a closed-circuit television camera showed the two men gunning down the security guard and taking his service firearm before fleeing.

The victim, 30-year-old Reynaldo Guiatao of Pichel’s Security Agency, died on the spot after he was shot in the abdomen and neck.

Police Officer 2 Roldan Cornejo of the Quezon City Police District’s  Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit said the robbery attempt happened at 6 a.m. in a convenience store at the corner of Quezon Avenue and Scout Reyes Street in Barangay (village) Paligsahan.

According to Cornejo, the security guard was manning his post inside the convenience store when two men entered the establishment and started looking around.

Guiatao then noticed one of the two men taking out a gun, prompting him to reach for his own firearm. However, the robber beat him to the draw and shot him in the abdomen.

Before escaping, one of the men grabbed Guiatao’s revolver and shot him in the neck at close range.

Store cashier Nelia Nebrida told police investigators that the robbers failed to get anything from the establishment.

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  • ryq24

    i really hope the police will b able catch those killers and then let them be escorted by manila’s finest.

  • simonibarra27

    Release the KRAKEN!

  • Camilo_Cienfuegos

    …mr. dirty harry – time to clean your best magnum…two devils are bound to go back to hell.  pls. do it fast…

  • http://www.facebook.com/dannmariz Danilo Navarro

    mayor lim salvage mo na yan mga yan pag nahuli..ikaw etta hag mong proteksyonan ang sinasabi mong rigth ng mga kriminal na yan.. yung rigth ng namatay at yung naiwang pamilya papano

  • PEACEMAKER

     ano bang mayor lim sinasabi nyo,.. di naman sa manila nangyari ang krimen…

  • enrique119

    where can you find the corner of scout reyes st. and quezon avenue? i have lived in the area for many years and do not know of such a location. scout reyes and quezon avenue are about a kilometer apart and they are PARALLEL, hence could not meet in a corner.

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