Swertres collector loses cash in highway robbery in Carmen

A Swertres bet collector allegedly lost P18,000 in cash to an armed man during a daylight highway robbery at a secluded village in Carmen on Wednesday.

According to PO2 Jayson Revillas of the Carmen Police Station, victim Ronil Quirez who was riding a motorcycle was accosted by the armed suspect in Barangay Villafuerte of said town at past 9 a.m.

The suspect was also riding a motorcycle as he blocked Quirez’ path and drew his firearm.

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Quirez, after being told by the suspect, handed over a bag containing the money as he was allegedly held at gunpoint.

There were no witnesses during the incident as the alleged robbery happened along a remote road, said Revillas.

Quirez however told authorities that the male suspect was wearing a helmet and a black jacket and was riding a black XRM motorcycle with no plate number.

He immediately fled the area after getting the money from Quirez.

Revillas said that Quirez was collecting bets from an outlet of Global Tech, his employer, and was headed towards Barangay Montesuerte during the incident.

Police have yet to identify the suspect while they are also checking Quirez’ background through authorities in Calape. (A. Doydora)



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