A gun-wielding man, along with one other suspect, held a security guard at gunpoint and disarmed him before robbing a branch of a popular convenience store in Bilar town in the wee hours of Wednesday.
The two still unidentified suspects allegedly robbed the Dalikyat Convenience Store, located along the national highway in Barangay Zamora, of P14,459, said Executive Master Sgt. Cerelito Curayag of the Bilar Police Station.
According to Curayag, one of the suspects, using a .38 caliber revolver, held security guard Robert Jabare, 56, at gunpoint while the other disarmed him at around 2 a.m. Jabare of the Gods Will Security Agency was also armed with a revolver.
The incident was caught on closed-circuit television camera (CCTV).
“Ang usa ga full-face helmet unya ang usa ga purong og nuog, unya mi duol kuno niya [guard] nangutana og ahay namaligya og gasolina…Unya ang gwardya ga linkod nakita sa CCTV, gidumog diretso. Gikuha ag armas,” Curayag said.
After getting the security guard’s firearm, one of the suspects went to the cashier and declared a holdup.
The suspect grabbed the cash from the cash register and fled along with his companion on board a motorcycled towards Batuan.
Curayag said that they are already looking at one possible suspect who may be one of the robbers. He however did not divulged further information so as not jeopardize their investigation.
“Naa na miy lead pero di pa angay ibutyag kay basin masunog,” he added. (A. Doydora)