A Vietnamese call center agent was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night by four motorcycle-riding persons while he was walking home to his condominium unit in Mandaluyong City.
The victim, Anh Nguyen Hoang lost his mobile phone worth P60,000 and cash of $30 (P1,344.60) to the still unidentified suspects who held him up at around 9:40 p.m. on Pinatubo Street in Barangay (village) Barangka Ilaya.
According to news report, the 26-year-old victim told police that he had just come from work and was a few meters away from his condominium when four men aboard two blue motorcycles without license plates suddenly stopped in front of him.
SPO1 Joemer Puzon, two from one of the motorcycles alighted from the vehicle and approached the victim, while the other two served as lookout.
Hoang told police that he was walking on his way home at around 9:40 p.m. when four men onboard two motorcycles with no license plates arrived and announced a holdup at gunpoint. Taken by the suspects from the victim were cash, gadgets, and identification cards.
Late last week, Mandaluyong City extended for another three years Ordinance No. 550, which bans unrelated men from riding together on motorcycles. For security purposes, the city council introduced an amendment exempting members of the local police’s tactical motorcycle group from the ordinance.
Mayor Benhur Abalos earlier said that while the ordinance has not been a surefire way to deter crimes, it has helped decrease the number of motorcycle-related crimes in the city.