By NITZ ARANCON
THREE robbers struck and ran off with pieces of jewelry worth nearly half a million pesos in Barangay Carmen here Tuesday afternoon.
Police said the robbers were armed and one even fired a warning shot as they barged into the jewelry store Joharlem Enterprises on Villarin Street.
The establishment is owned by 42-year-old Jowell Panganiban of Silver Creek Subdivision in Upper Carmen.
Panganiban said the suspects carted away some P404 thousand worth of jewelry, the most expensive of which were a gold bracelet worth P120 thousand and a P100-thousand gold necklace.
He said the robbers also ran off with a P55-thousand Eagle fraternity ring, a P75-thousand Rado wristwatch, and two P54-thousand gold rings.
The robbers also took the P3-thousand wristwatch of his worker Dam Mark de Garcia.
Maj. Ian Borinaga, Carmen police chief, said investigators found a spent bullet from a 9mm pistol at the crime scene.
Borinaga said investigation showed that the robbers hurriedly left on an XRM motorcycle.