MANILA, Philippines – Two employees of a cargo firm were killed yesterday morning by five unidentified gunmen who could have fled with a large amount of cash the victims withdrew from a bank in Greenhills, San Juan City.
Roel Prescillas and Fernando M. Pascua were riding a motorcycle when five armed men on two motorcycles blocked their way and fired at them in front of the Max’s Fried Chicken Restaurant .
The incident occurred at about 9:30 a.m., shortly after the victims left an Equitable-PCI Bank branch, P02 Rio Tuyay said. The two were pronounced dead on arrival at the nearby Cardinal Santos Medical Center. Prescillas and Pascua were employees of RRJP Cargo Services, Inc., in Annapolis, San Juan. Prescillas was a messenger, while Pascua was operations manager.
The bank would not give details on how much money the pair had with them. But sources close to the victims said they could have left the bank with about P1-3 million. Teams have been deployed by the police to track down the suspects.