Massage therapist shot after refusing to give phone to robber

A MASSAGE therapist was shot on the leg after she refused to give her cellphone to an armed robber inside a jeepney on Osmeña Blvd., Barangay Kamagayan earlier this morning, Jan 22.

According to SPO4 Valentino Guevarra, chief investigator of the Parian Police Station, the woman and two of her friends came from the South Road Properties on Sunday evening.

"She was grazed by the bullet on the right leg when one of the two robbers, who was holding a gun, shot her after she held on to her phone when the latter declared the robbery," Guevarra told SunStar Cebu.

The robbers also victimized another passenger and managed to cart away her cellphone.

The incident was responded at around 6:30 a.m., Monday, several hours after the celebration of the Sinulog festival, Guevarra said.

The victim is being treated at the Cebu City Medical Center while the police are conducting a follow-up operation. (Johanna Marie O. Bajenting/SunStar Cebu)
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