Robber uses toy gun to threaten, steal gadgets in dorm

Posted at 01/14/2014 6:57 PM | Updated as of 01/14/2014 6:58 PM

MANILA -- A man has been caught on closed-circut television (CCTV) stealing gadgets and threatening the owner of a dormitory in Angeles City, Pampanga with what turned out to be a toy gun.

The closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage shows a man quietly peeking from outside the dormitory building before climbing up to the building's second floor. He takes some clothes from the clothesline to cover his face.

He then enters a dorm room and takes gadgets from five students.

According to one of the victims, the robber asked them to stay inside the bathroom.

Another footage shows the dormitory's landlady going to the room after seeing the man on the CCTV monitor. Upon opening the door, the robber points a gun at the woman.

The robber immediately flees the dormitory, leaving his 'gun' behind.

Upon investigation, Angeles City PNP found out that the suspect used a toy gun to threaten his victims.

They added that they can easily identify the suspect due to the video's high resolution.

A manhunt has been launched to locate the thief. -- with a report from Trisha Mostoles, ABS-CBN News Pampanga