Chinese, guard killed in Bacolod robbery

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Tuesday,  December 27, 2016

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BACOLOD City – A Christmas Day robbery in a department store on corner Locsin-Luzuriaga streets in Barangay 13 turned fatal for a Chinese man and a security guard.
Three other Chinese men were wounded after an unidentified man barged into the JDS Mindoro Enterprise Corp. and discharged a long firearm.
Police were still trying to identify the suspect, who investigation showed carted away about P1 million and fled on board a red motorcycle.
The store had just closed and the Chinese men were sorting and consolidating their cash sales around 7:30 p.m. when attacked, police said.
Using what was believed a rifle, the helmet-wearing suspect shot security guard Jilbert Mayang before getting through a half-open steel rollup door and opening fire at the Chinese nationals, said the police.
Mayang, a 40-year-old resident of Barangay Talagacay, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental, had gunshot wounds on the back of the body and head. He died on the spot.
Changle Wu, reportedly a son of the storeowner, was shot in the head. He was taken to the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital but the attending physician, Dr. Aleniel Tambanillo, declared him “dead on arrival” around 8:36 p.m.
Police identified the injured as store workers Wei Quang Huang (gunshot wound on the left side), Yuan Long Huang (gunshot wound on the buttocks) and Zhang Xiao Dong (gunshot wounds on right thigh and back).
Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, public information officer for the Bacolod City Police Office, said they were still identifying the suspect.
Mayang’s service firearm, a .38-caliber revolver, and its ammunition were missing.
City government and business officials expressed concern on local security. Poor police visibility is encouraging such incidents, they said.
Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran was alarmed by the incident.
Senior Superintendent Flynn Dongbo, the city police director, must project a tougher personality to dispirit criminals and show the public his will to maintain peace and order is strong, Familiaran stressed.
“It’s worrisome,” said Frank Carbon, regional governor of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Western Visayas and Negros Island Region.
“It was not only a substantial amount that was lost but lives as well,” he said. “I hope our police take this not as an isolated case but something serious that needs immediate attention and solution.”
“Barbaric” and “unconscionable” was how Councilor Caesar Distrito described the incident. He lamented that it happened on Christmas Day.
Police must immediately nab the suspect, he stressed. “Our people can only have peace of mind if the suspect gets arrested.”
Crispin Chua, an official of the Amity Club and the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the Filipino-Chinese community is appealing for improved police visibility and foot patrol.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia already asked the police to step up visibility in light of two shooting incidents involving motorcycle-riding suspects on Dec. 20. Two died while five others were injured in the shootings.
Vargas said Dongbo yesterday held a conference and ordered all chiefs of police to maximize visibility in their areas of jurisdiction, with particular attention to the downtown area./PN



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