Robbery eyed in ambush of Fil-Chinese businessman
Mae Clydyl L. Avila (The Freeman) - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) is now leaning towards robbery as the motive in the ambush-slay of a Filipino-Chinese businessman in Barangay Cubacub last Sunday night.

MCPO Director Julian Entoma told The FREEMAN that they were torn between murder due to a personal grudge and robbery as the motive behind the killing.

“60-40 na mi between murder and robbery kay based sa initial investigation wala man ni history of kaaway,” Entoma said.

To recall, a Filipino-Chinese businessman Yi Feng Guo Yang, 51, was killed while two of his children Ginabelle Guo Yang, 18, and Stefhen Guo Yang, 16, were wounded in an ambush by unknown assailants.

The victims were boarding an L300 van along Purok 3 from their store in Consolacion, when four assailants onboard two motorcycles appeared and fired at their van.

Personnel of the Scene of the Crime Operations had initially observed that there were more gunshots on the driver’s side, surmising Yi Feng was really the target.

Based on their initial investigations, the family said that the victim had no conflict with any person, Entoma said.

If it would be robbery, the employees will be considered as persons of interest, as they have personal knowledge to his daily routines, Entoma added.

It looks like the perpetrators knew that the victim would always bring the daily income from their stores in Consolacion, Cebu and Basak, Mandaue.

“Amoang gipabug-atan ang robbery as motive kay niana ang mga bata nga wala’y kaaway ang ilang Papa.  By Thursday, amo na sugdan pangutana ang mga empleyado kung aduna bay kasuko sa ilang amo, mahulog nga person of interest sila,” Entoma said.

For now, they are not dismissing the other possible motives but will be zeroing in on robbery, Entoma added. — GAN (FREEMAN)

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