PNP Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa said their team is suspecting a robbery instead of a terrorist attack. From masked men to a lone man who stole casino chips:
“We’re looking at robbery as an angle because he stole, he barged into the storage room for casino chips. He took the chips, put them inside his backpack, but eventually left it. We have recovered the backpack,” Dela Rosa told reporters hours after shots first rung out past midnight at the casino complex.
Described by Dela Rosa himself, the man is : “A 6-footer na parang foreign-looking, puti na medyo may bigote (a 6-footer who is foreign-looking, white with a mustache).”
One of the PNP spokesperson said they recovered at least P113 million worth of chips after the gunman was chased by the police 6-footer na parang foreign-looking, puti na medyo may bigote (a 6-footer who is foreign-looking, white with a moustache).”
“We have not yet accounted all the injuries, [but] they are all minor injuries caused by the stampede,” said the police chief.
From Roberto Palao Jr, working as a janitor at Resorts World, he narrated that during the commotion, he saw an armed man with a bonnet on his head. According to him, the man is carrying a long firearm that’s “looks better than an armalite”. The gunman even declared that he has companions
Meanwhile, about two hours ealier, Resorts World Manila updated the official Facebook Page:
“Operations of the Philippine National Police are currently ongoing to address the situation. We cannot share with you any details that may jeopardize their movement at this point. We have no official information as to the identity or affiliation of the persons responsible for this attack. The Company has followed emergency protocols to ensure safety of guests and employees as far as the situation allowed. We will update you at the appropriate time. Again, we ask for your prayers and consideration during these trying times.”
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