Cop killed, 3 others wounded in Manila jewelry heist

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A policeman was killed by armed robbers when they stole some PHP2 million (US$41,319) worth of cash and belongings from a gold trader on Saturday afternoon.

Executive Master Sergeant Roel Candido was escorting jewelry store owner Catherine King by tailing after her car while onboard his scooter when he was shot by the robbers. The heist occurred on F. Torres Street corner Soler Street in Manila at about 5:45pm. CCTV footage obtained from the crime scene showed that at least four robbers, who were on board a Mitsubishi Mirage, blocked the trader’s vehicle and then shot the victims.

Candido was killed instantly, while King, her employee Vibsia Cañete, and driver Sulficio Pisngot were wounded. The suspects then opened the car and took King and her employees’ belongings. Some of the suspects fled on foot, while the others drove away from the crime scene in their getaway vehicle.

The police are still investigating the crime. Meanwhile, more cops have been deployed to the area.

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