Korean ‘mastermind’ of ambush of 2 fellow Koreans missing-A A +A
Saturday, November 3, 2012
A FELLOW Korean may have masterminded last Wednesday’s attack against two Korean businessmen in Lapu-Lapu City.
Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, chief of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO), said they are looking for the suspected mastermind, who disappeared after the foiled ambush in Barangay Pajac.
“We cannot locate him. We do not know if he has left the country already,” Lawas said, adding that the police will coordinate with the Bureau of Immigration to find out the suspect’s whereabouts.
The suspect rents a unit in a subdivision in Lapu-Lapu, Lawas said.
Police are also searching for a man who was seen in the subdivision’s security camera giving signals to the unidentified gunman.
Lawas said the man approached the security guard of Pacific Villa 1, where victims Lee Dong Gun and Jung Ha Bok live, and introduced himself as a police officer.
The same man reportedly served as a security escort of the suspect.
Police will not reveal the identity of both suspects pending the investigation.
Lawas said a business-related conflict may have motivated the attack against Gun, 46, and Bok, 40.
The victims were leaving their subdivision on board a white Dodger Durango when a man fired at them past 8 a.m. They were shot in the arms.
Police recovered five empty shells from a .45 pistol and a slug from a .38 revolver from the scene.
The victims reportedly acquired the car (OSK 888), which has a windshield sticker bearing the seal of the Office of the President of the Philippines, from a friend who bought the vehicle from an official in Malacañang.
According to witnesses, the gunman was slim, about 5’4’’ tall and in his late 20s or early 30s.
Witnesses could not describe the features of the gunman for a cartographic sketch because he was wearing a cap that concealed part of his face, LLCPO Homicide Section Chief Zenaido Pastorfide said last Thursday.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 03, 2012.