The city of Pili, Camarines Sur is on high-alert due to a rash of recent armed robbery incidents involving motorcycle-riding criminals. The rate of crime by motorcycle is at a record high in 2014 and getting worse.
Since late January until February 2015, motorbike-riding robbers belonging to the “Ruby De LosSantos hold-up gang” had carted away with over 77,000 peso in cash and undetermined amount of mobile phones, checks, bank books, ATM cards and other valuables from sales agents and collectors.
Among those victimised by the group were the sales agents of the Stance marketing firm in Barangay San Isidro. Victims there told the police the suspects were armed with caliber .45 and .38 pistols – wearing caps, dark glasses and helmets.
Armed robbers have been reported in the villages of San Isidro, Anayan, Palestina, Pawili and in and around Maharlike Highway in the town of Pili. Most of the robberies occured between noon and 3pm in broad daylight.
Armed robberies were reported in the villages of San Isidro, Anayan, Palestina, Pawili and on Maharlika Highway in Bgy. San Antonio, Pili town. Most of the robberies occurred between 12 noon until 3 p.m. with the lately robbery victim being a sales lady at Soven General Merchandise of the San Miguel Corporation
Early this week, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry provincial president Solomon Ngo appealed to police provincial director Sr. Supt. Primo Golingay to address the worsening incidents of armed robberies that affect business firms.