Metrobank Binondo branch robbed; Manila mayor Isko offers Php 1-M bounty for suspects information

Metrobank (FILE PHOTO)

At least seven armed burglars robbed the Binondo branch of Metrobank on the morning of Thursday, July 11.

According to the Manila Police District (MPD), the robbery took place around 8:40 AM, just minutes before its opening hours, at the Metrobank branch along Sto. Cristo Street in Binondo, Manila.

In a statement released by the bank, it said that “no clients were affected” by the sudden break-in. However, MPD refused to provide further information on the said incident since their investigation is still ongoing.
On the other hand, Manila mayor Isko Moreno offered a Php 1-million reward to those who will be able to give information on the identity and whereabouts of the suspects who robbed Metrobank today.
“For now, for whatever it is, I  am offering P1 million para mahuli ang mga suspek na ito,” Moreno told reporters.
“I hope itong mga kriminal na ito, tumigil na po kayo. ‘Wag po kayo pumunta sa Maynila. We will pursue, hahanapin po namin kayo. Hindi namin kayo bibigyan ng kapanatagan. Hindi namin kayo papayagan na guluhin, perwisyohin ang mamamayan ng lungsod ng Maynila,” Moreno added.
The Manila mayor visited the branch around 11:20 AM, adding that the police authorities were not allowed to immediately enter the crime scene, with bank authorities claiming this was a protocol imposed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.


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