Shopping mall in Bay City, Pasay SM Mall of Asia attacks by ‘Martilyo Gang.’
According to reports, Chief Superintendent Jose Erwin Villacorte, Southern Police District chief, said witnesses saw five to six men stormed the mall, ransacking a jewelry store by destroying a display case with hammers around 7:30 p.m.
One of the robbers fired shots to trigger a commotion among the people and distract the security guards, Villacorte said.
The, two men were seen smashing the glass cabinet of the jewelry store.
One of the suspects, identified as Ryan Wansiawan, 23, from Cotabato, was arrested inside the mall. A caliber .45 was recovered from him.
The victim, who sustained a grazing wound, was brought to the hospital for treatment, Director Erwin Villacorte of the Southern Police District said.