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Saturday, January 21, 2006

5 armed men rob Victory Liner bus

DINALUPIHAN, Bataan: Five unidentified men armed with caliber .9 mm pistol and a handgrenade held up an air-conditioned Victory Liner bus bound for Zambales in Barangay Roosevelt at about 1:45 a.m. Friday.

This was the second robbery by armed men, pretending to be passengers, involving a Victory Liner this month.

Bus conductor Mamerto Trinidad, 38, of Hagonoy, Bulacan, and passenger Apollo Palanca, 44, were shot and wounded while trying to resist the robbers.

The suspects carted away an undetermined amount of money and valuables from 21 passengers. One of the passengers, Rosasana Bundang, reported having lost P140,000 in cash and jewelry, the police said.

Senior Supt. Hernando Zafra, Bataan police director, said the bus came from Caloocan City bound for Zambales. Rene Afable of Catanga, Zambales, was the bus driver.

Zafra said two of the suspects boarded in San Fernando City, two in Lubao, Pampanga, and the last in Hermosa, Bataan. They declared the holdup when the bus reached Roosevelt, a few kilometers away from Olongapo City.

On January 4, three men armed robbed the conductor and passengers of another Victory Liner bus in the evening. The suspects boarded the bus at Bonifacio, Dinalupihan, and commanded the bus driver to proceed to Balanga City.

In December five unidentified armed men robbed another Victory Liner bus in Saguing, Dinalupihan. They traded shots with a police officer, who was a passenger. Six passengers were wounded in the shootout.

Zafra has ordered a tight watch on the Bataan highway.--Ernie B. Esconde - Manila Times


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