Facial composite of one of the suspects —EPD PHOTO

Facial composite of one of many suspects —EPD PHOTO

A cockfighting aficionado who had simply gained an enormous sum of cash in a cockfight was abducted and robbed by 4 males in Mandaluyong City on Wednesday night.

Warlie Tan, an official of a plastic bag packaging firm, mentioned that his captors, who wore bonnets and have been armed with high-powered firearms and handguns, let him go after they realized that he was not carrying the money prize of P200,000.

However, they took his ATM card and the P7,000 in money he had on him.

Tan, 36, advised reporters on Thursday that when he left the San Juan cockpit area round eight:30 p.m. on Wednesday, he observed that he was being adopted by a white Toyota Vios.

This prompted him to cover the money prize inside his automobile. As he parked close to his home in Mandaluyong City, 4 armed males, three of them carrying masks, alighted from the Vios and surrounded him.

One of the suspects launched himself as a policeman, Tan mentioned. “We know you and your whereabouts. We have been planning this earlier,” he was advised.

The suspects hit Tan a number of occasions when he resisted.

One of them fired his gun into the bottom, pointed it at Tan and forcibly dragged him into the Vios. The relaxation additionally acquired contained in the automobile which began transferring.

Tan mentioned that after he was contained in the automobile, they tried to handcuff him whereas asking him the place the P200,000 money prize was. One of the suspects additionally tried to place a sachet of what seemed to be “shabu” (methamphetamin hydrochloride) in his pocket however didn’t push by way of with it. All the whereas, the Vios was roving across the Barangay Wack Wack space, Tan advised the police.

“They were pondering on killing me but they said they would give me a chance,” Tan mentioned, including that they threatened to go after him and his household if he went to the police.

Tan was ultimately launched by his captors. He took a cab which introduced him dwelling.

Tan mentioned that three of the armed males seemed to be policemen, judging by their actions and the lengthy firearms they have been carrying. The fourth gave the impression to be a civilian.

On Thursday morning, he went to the National Police Commission to ask for assist. Insp. Marvin Trigo of Napolcom-Central workplace later inspected the realm the place the alleged kidnapping happened earlier than accompanying Tan to the Mandaluyong police.

Chief Insp. Norman dela Rosa, chief of the station investigation and detection unit of the Mandaluyong police, mentioned that they may not but verify if a few of the suspects have been policemen.

“Anyone can make an allegation so we cannot conclude [anything] yet,” he advised reporters, including that they have been attempting to see if the incident was captured by closed circuit tv cameras.

Based on the outline given by Tan, the police got here up with a composite sketch of one of many suspects, the “civilian” who was not initially carrying a masks when first seen by the sufferer. He was described as round 40 to 45 years previous, of medium construct and round 5’6” tall.

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