WATCH: Student loses cellphone in U-Belt robbery

Posted at 08/15/14 11:42 AM

MANILA – A University of the East student lost his cellphone to two robbers at Recto Avenue, Manila past 7 a.m. Thursday.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage showed the victim reaching the other end of the street when two armed men suddenly grabbed him and took his cellphone from his pocket.

The student tried to fight back but was overpowered by the suspects.

Many students and bystanders were present in the area when the robbery incident occurred but were unable to help the victim, supposedly out of fear for their own safety.

Some of them are even seen in the CCTV footage running away from the scene.

The robbers apparently threatened to fight anyone who would help the victim. - report from Francis Faulve, ABS-CBN News