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Robber shoots driver

A robber shot and injured a tricycle driver in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City, Thursday night.

Police records identified the victim yesterday as Martin Gavales, 24, of Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod.

Gavales told the police that three men rode his tricycle at Rizal- Lopez Jaena at about 10 p.m. and asked him to bring them to Purok Sunflower in Brgy. Taculing.

However, when they arrived at Purok Sunflower, the suspects declared a hold-up, mauled Gavales, took his P165 in cash and one of them shot him twice on his left arm before leaving.

Gavales said the suspects seemed to be decent in type, and were about 18 to 20 years old. He added that he could identify them if he sees them again.

On Wednesday, a taxi driver was also held up at Henrietta Village in Brgy. Singcang-Airport.

With the series of robberies involving taxi and tricycle drivers in Bacolod, City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz ordered an intensified police visibility patrol at the city’s main thoroughfares, especially during the wee hours and at night time.

De la Paz has assigned a dedicated team to identify and arrest those involved in the robberies.

Aside from checkpoints, the police will launch “operation bakal” to immediately arrest those carrying firearms.*APN




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