A delivery truck driver was shot dead in an apparent highway robbery in the town of San Miguel on Sunday night.
The fatality, identified as Oscar Daud-daud, 39, of Pilar was shot multiple times by two gunmen along a dimly lit area in Brgy. Sto. Niño at past 8 p.m., said San Miguel police chief Lieutenant Bonifacio Flores, Jr.
The suspects shot at the truck after Daud-daud did not stop as they flagged him down. He sustained gunshot wounds under his left armpit and right chest leading to his instantaneous death.
“Ga-tailing ning ga-riding in tandem gikan sa ilang departure on the way sa among area, naunhan sila niya mura’g gi-atngan nalang g’yud sila,” said Flores.
Daud-daud was accompanied by Tita Casing, 37, and Tarciano Bolo, 21, cashier and delivery boy, respectively, of BCS Trading which owned the truck. Both were unharmed but the hoodie-clad suspects took from them a cellphone and P6,000 worth of cash.
According to Flores, the truck which contained assorted goods departed from Barangay San Isidro, Pilar and made deliveries in Barangay Buenavista, Ubay and Barangay Sto. Niño, San Miguel prior to the robbery.
“Kaning biktima nag-drive og delivery truck from San Isidro, Pilar. Ang delivery ani Barangay Buenavista, Ubay unya Barangay Sto. Nino San Miguel. It just so happened na diri lang ni sila na-tulis sa among area kay mura’g gi sunod-sunuran na ni ba,” said Flores.
Police investigators meanwhile have pinpointed two persons of interest who could be behind the highway robbery.
Flores however did not identify them as the probe on the case continued.
“Sa pagkakaron di pa mi ka file og kaso kay persons of interest pa man ni,” he said.
According to Flores, they are now awaiting the testimonies of the two witnesses to move forward with their investigation.
The witnesses were still traumatized by the incident but have earlier noted that they could provide descriptions of the two armed robbers.
“Gi patalikod sila pero maka-describe sila sa mga description sa mga tulisan duha,” said Flores. “Kanang duha ra gyud ang among mga vital na testigo but then naa man gyud ny cobborative statements sa uban kadto bitawng mga bystander.” (A. Doydora)