ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY (Mindanao Examiner / Jan. 31, 2014) – Two gunmen barged into a branch of a cargo forwarder LBC in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga Sibugay and carted over half a million pesos, police said.
Police said the two assailants fled on a motorcycle after the robbery which occurred at noontime Thursday in the town of Ipil.
“Initial investigation disclosed that personnel of the LBC branch were busy attending their clients when suddenly two unidentified men armed with caliber .45 pistol entered and at gunpoint declared the heist and forcibly took the cash money amounting to P513,871 and fled towards unknown direction onboard their single motorcycle,” police said in a report.
Last November, the same branch was also held up by three gunmen who managed to take away some P380,000 in cash.
The branch was about to close when the gunmen barged and announced the robbery and threatened to shoot Jemiliza Agasita, the cash custodian, if she will not surrender the money.
The gunmen also escaped on a motorcycle after the heist. Prior to that, two armed men also robbed another LBC branch in Buug town in Zamboanga Sibugay and escaped with over P180,000 in loot.
The cargo forwarder was manned by only three employees – Rutcher Pagayon, Allen Capas and Palen Banseloy – when the gunmen barged and forced them to open the vault. (Mindanao Examiner)
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