A 29-YEAR-OLD man was robbed at gunpoint in barangay Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City on Thursday night.
Andres Mercado II of Quezon City lost P8,700 cash, a cellphone worth P17,000 and a wristwatch worth P8,000.
The victim was heading to the airport but the taxi he was riding ran out of fuel along M.L. Quezon Highway.
While waiting for a ride, two men on board a motorcycle arrived, pointed a gun at him and held him up.
After the robbers fled, the victim reported to the police./REPORTER JUCELL MARIE P. CUYOS
ROBBERY charges were filed in court against one of the persons implicated in the botched P7.6-million jewelry heist in Cebu City last year.
The Cebu City Prosecutors' Office found probable cause to indict Junjun Gamanay who remains at large.
Gamanay was identified by businesswoman Jennifer Dela Cerna as one of the individuals who ?actually participated? in the commission of the crime.
Gamanay was pointed to by witnesses as the driver of the get-away motorcycle.
Gamanay eluded arrest following the jewelry heist inside McDonalds in barangay Punta Princesa on July 21, 2009 while his alleged companions Frederick Ybañez, Jeromy Polistico, Noel Davis, and Kirby Abanilla, were arrested by police during a traffic jam shortly after the robbery.
Ybañez, in his extra-judicial confession, identified Jennifer Enriquez, Gamanay, and Roy Jose Quimada as his cohorts.
Ybañez and Abanilla pleaded guilty and were sentenced to two to four years imprisonment.
Enriquez is out on bail while Davis is facing trial.
Polistico was shot dead by unidentified men after posting bail last year while Quimada was killed in Ozamis City./REPORTER ADOR VINCENT S. MAYOL