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Technician kills customer in spat over computer stub in QC

/ 11:52 PM April 05, 2018


 

A customer of a computer service center was stabbed dead by a technician following a heated argument inside a mall in Quezon City on Thursday.

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Police investigators said the customer identified as Geroldo Ramon Lopez was claiming his laptop but he failed to show a copy of the service order, which also served as a claim stub.

Quezon City Police director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said Lopez was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Sioson Hospital due to stabwounds.

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Eleazar said the suspect was identified as a certain Leo Laab, who was reportedly the head technician at the computer service center.

Witnesses said the victim went to the store at about 5:30 p.m. to claim his laptop that he had repaired but the store manager refused to give it because Lopez failed to produce the claim stub.

The victim left but returned to a few minutes later and had an argument with Laab, who pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim.

The guards immediately brought the victim to the Sioson Hospital but he was pronounced dead at 6:09 p.m.

Laab escaped.

Police have launched a manhunt for his arrest. /jpv

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