4 dead in robbery at Robinsons supermarket

Posted at 08/11/2013 9:32 AM | Updated as of 08/11/2013 9:32 AM

MANILA – Four died after several men tried to rob a Robinsons supermarket in Rosario, Pasig City at around 11:00 p.m. on Saturday night.

Eastern Police Director Miguel Laurel said the four include merchandiser Nonie Onas, and security guards Melanie Velga and Frederick Perez, Jr. 

Hernani Lupera, a former security guard there, allegedly asked one employee to let him and three other companions in. They declared a robbery when they reached the main office.

The three unnamed suspects brought out Onas, Velga, Perez and information clerk Daisy Devanadera. The latter tried to fight them off, forcing the robbers to fire shots at them. 

One of the security guards, Juanito Bordadora, managed to strike Lupera with a metal pipe several times. When the three other suspects saw their colleague die, they panicked and immediately left without opening the office vault. 

Police are now assessing whether the incident was an inside job. They said they will study the contents of the CCTVs installed. - dzMM