Woman dies at jeepney robbery in ManilaBy Jamie Elona
MANILA, Philippines—A woman reportedly died of gunshot from a robber who she tried to fight with in Manila before dawn Wednesday, police said.
Police Officer 2 Jose Gumilan of Manila Police District’s Homicide Division said a passenger jeepney was travelling along the southbound lane of R. Papa Street when the unidentified suspect posed as passenger and rode the jeepney, only to declare a heist at gun point around 4:05 a.m.
Gumilan said the unidentified fatality allegedly refused to surrender her belongings. This reportedly prompted the suspect to point a gun at her and fired twice, hitting her at the left portion of her face.
The fatality lost an undetermined amount of money and belongings, while another victim, Mary Jane Indiong, 30, lost her wallet containing roughly P30,000, assorted ID cards, a cell phone worth P10,000 and a computer tablet worth P15,000.
After hearing the shots, the driver pulled over so as to let other passengers scamper out of the jeepney.
A spent shell from a suspected .45-caliber pistol was recovered from the crime scene, Gumilan said.
He said the fatality was described to be around 20 to 22-years-old with white complexion, about 5’2” in height and had a long blond hair, while the suspect was described to be around 30 to 35 years old, 5’8” in height , medium built, with dark complexion, and had a long hair.
The victim was rushed to Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, but died while undergoing treatment. The victim was transferred to a police morgue for autopsy and safe keeping.
The case was placed for further investigation.