Suspected rebels rob gasoline station

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Seven unidentified armed men allegedly robbed a gasoline station of P50,000 cash, and gadgets at Barangay Poblacion, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental last Thursday.

Police records indicated that the robbers armed with long firearms entered the gas station’s office by allegedly destroying its padlock.

The incident was reported by the female officer-in-charge and a pump attendant.

According to the attendant, he was sleeping when one of the armed men woke him up and threatened him at gunpoint.

He was also asked about his manager, who was not around when it happened.

The robbers also allegedly carted away a laptop and the monitor of a closed circuit television (CCTV) camera.

The armed robbers also wrote on the wall “Mabuhay New People’s Army (NPA)” and allegedly tied the hands of a bystander who saw them at the gasoline station.

The suspects then fled on board three white vans.

The incident happened around 1:30 a.m., 35 minutes after a shooting incident occurred at the said village, killing Buenavista village chief Romeo Arbole Alipan, 64.

More than 20 armed men who were suspected rebels entered Alipan’s house around 12:55 a.m. and shot him.

Three incidents happened at the said city early Thursday, with three victims of two murder cases, also killing two educators.