WATCH: How robbers walked out casually after emptying Metrobank’s vault
Clients of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company were shocked with the news of a robbery on Thursday, July 11.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno himself exposed the robbery at Metrobank’s bank’s Sto. Cristo branch, one of its many outlets in Binondo, Manila. Details remain hazy, but the most glaring was that seven unidentified men found their way inside the bank at 8:43 a.m., 17 minutes before the start of banking hours.
Metrobank’s doors were unlocked despite the “closed sign” which allowed a man wearing a Grab jacket and helmet to enter the premises as shown in the CCTV footage secured by police that day.
It’s a big security no-no to let people in wearing helmets, or even shades or caps.
PANOORIN: Kuha ng CCTV ng pagpasok ng umano’y mga suspek na nanloob sa Metrobank sa Binondo. Isa sa mga ito ay nakasuot pa ng GrabFood delivery uniform. pic.twitter.com/P2jy7TzdS5
— Johnson L. Manabat (@JohnsonManabat) July 11, 2019
Later, a second man in a blue shirt goes in followed by a black-clad guy a few minutes later.
All this happened at a narrow alleyway in front of the bank branch where vendors and pedestrians went through with their daily routine.
Manila Police were let in only two hours after the robbery which was a mystery to the mayor. Reports say the branch vault was emptied by the robbers who fled the scene.
Moreno is giving a P1-million reward to capture the suspects.