2 dead in Quezon bank robbery-A A +A
Thursday, July 26, 2012
MANILA -- Two security guards were killed while another was injured during a bank robbery in Lucena City in Quezon province on Thursday afternoon.
Quezon provincial director Senior Supt. Valeriano de Leon said undetermined number of suspects swooped into the United Coconut Planters Bank in the city around 3:05 p.m.
De Leon said the suspects shot the three guards upon entry of the bank.
The three were brought to the hospital where two of them died at the Quezon Medical Center. The third security guard, he said, is in critical condition at the Mt. Carmel Hospital.
De Leon said the suspects fled on board a Toyota Revo vehicle with plate number XHC 759, heading towards Pagbilao town, also in Quezon.
When asked how much cash was taken from the bank, de Leon said: "It's up to them (bank) to declare."
He said dragnet and pursuit operations are ongoing against the suspects. (VR/Sunnex)