Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Close  
  • share this

4 knifed to death in Bulacan robbery

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 04:49 PM August 16, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Four people were stabbed to death Thursday in an apparent robbery in Balagtas, Bulacan, police said.

The fatalities were identified as Rodrigo Roque, 77, his daughter Cristina Roque Santa Ana, 42, and her two children Corine Joy Santa Ana, 12, and Christian Santa Ana, 10, according to Chief Inspector Alfonso Cruz of the Balagtas police.

ADVERTISEMENT

At least three men were believed to have perpetrated the crime, Cruz said.

Recovered from the scene were a kitchen knife that was at least six inches long and bent, a screw driver, and a pipe.

FEATURED STORIES

Police said that the motive for the crime was robbery as the money inside a vault was missing. Roque, a rice miller, was said to have withdrawn P280,000 earlier in the day. He had also paid around P145,000 for unmilled rice during the day and his son had remitted P80,000 from sales that night.

The vault and the house had not shown any signs of being forced, Cruz said. Roque could have been forced by the robbers to open the vault since he was the only one who knew the combination before he was knifed to death, the police chief added.

The incident could have happened around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Three workers in the rice mill were invited for questioning.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Crime, News, Regions, robbery
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.