Cops get description of gunman in slay of Subic businessman
Police have received information on the description of the gunman in the murder of businessman Dominic Sytin outside a hotel in the Subic Bay Freeport.
Chief Supt. Joel Coronel, director of Central Luzon Police, said witnesses and closed circuit television camera (CCTV) footage helped investigators get description of the suspect, who fled the crime scene after killing Sytin near the Lighthouse Hotel Wednesday night.
“Base po sa testimony ng mga witnesses na nakasaksi sa pangyayari at sa PNP (Philippine National Police) recordings na initially nareview natin, nakakuha po tayo ng description ng suspek, kung sino po yung bumaril sa biktima,” he told DZMM on Friday.
(Based on the testimony of witnesses of the incident and PNP recordings we initially reviewed, we were able to get description of the suspect who shot the victim.)
Coronel added that the suspect’s motorcycle, helmet and a pistol magazine were found Thursday afternoon near the hotel where Sytin was killed.
According to Coronel, the recovered items will significantly help the police in the investigation.
“At least may solid lead po tayo kaya hinihingi po natin ang inyong tulong at ng publiko para makilala po ‘yung gunman na iyon (At least we have a solid lead that’s why we are asking for the help of the public to help identify the gunman),” he said.
According to Coronel, witnesses said the assailant has loitered near the hotel for around two hours before the crime, as if waiting for an opportunity to kill Sytin.
Coronel said they have already established a few more leads but cannot disclose it at the moment.
He said investigation also showed that Sytin is a usual guest at the hotel.
“Talaga pong pinagplanuhan at pinaghandaan ang pagpatay sa biktima. Iyon po ang nakita namin na paraan kung paano nangyari ito (The killing of the victim was carefully planned. That’s what we see on how this happened),” he said.
Sytin was the founder and chief executive officer of industrial auction company United Auctioneers Inc. He was also a part owner of the Acea Subic Bay resort.
The police have already formed a special team to probe into his death. /muf
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