Bank employees robbed-A A +A
Monday, June 25, 2012
TWO employees of Banco de Oro (BDO) were held up by two armed men inside an establishment along J.R. Borja Street in Cagayan de Oro Monday morning.
Senior Police Officer 3 Charlie Nemeño of Police Station 2 in Cogon said the armed men took away an undetermined amount of cash from the two employees, whom he refused to identify reportedly upon their request.
Police initial investigation showed that the two BDO employees were about to go out of DOLS Commercial around 9 a.m. after collecting the establishment’s money due to be deposited when one of the suspects grabbed the bag containing the money.
But, Nemeño said the man failed to get the bag so he poked his .45 caliber gun at the one holding the bag.
He said the employee was forced to give the bag for fear of being shot.
DOLS commercial is reportedly one of BDO’s depositors and the money that is supposed to be deposited was its three-day sales collection.
Police said the establishment’s security guard, Eduardo T. Lisboa, 21, failed to help the two BDO employees after one of the suspects also pointed a gun at him.
Lisboa’s .38 caliber service pistol was also taken by the suspects.
Police said the suspect who took the bag later fled on board a red XRM motorcycle while his companion also fled using a black Honda Wave motorcycle.
“Based on statements, the suspects fled in the direction of J.R. Borja Street,” Nemeño said.
Nimfa Rosales, branch manager of BDO, refused to give details, saying they are still gathering information about the incident.
Nemeño said they are still conducting further investigation on the incident.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on June 26, 2012.