Japanese robbed of P40 million by would-be partners

(The Philippine Star) - May 26, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Two Japanese men were reportedly robbed of at least P40 million at gunpoint in Quezon City on Wednesday by three men they were supposed to go into business with, police said yesterday.

Shoichi Ichimiya, 49, and Morita Shuyu, 53, told police they were robbed and abandoned along Commonwealth Avenue at around 10:25 p.m.

The two said they were picked up from their hotel by another Japanese and a driver to check out a factory, Superintendent Joel Villanueva said.

When they got to Quezon City, a man allegedly flagged the vehicle down and introduced himself as a police officer along Commonwealth Avenue.

After the man got in the car, the driver stopped the vehicle near Villa Beatriz subdivision and the two robbed them of P40 million and 30 million yen and their cell phones before leaving them on the street.

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