Agaw Armas gang victimized Robinson’s Mall land security guard in Butuan City

by Ben Serrano

November 28, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Six still unidentified armed men suspected to be members of Agaw Armas gang seized the issued Shotgun and live ammunitions of a security guard guarding newly acquired land property of Robinson’s Property Corp. located at J.C. Aquino Avenue, Butuan City this city.

            Robinson’s is planning to build a Mall in said land and ground breaking ceremonies for the construction of Robinson’s Mall is set this month.

            Butuan City Police Station 3 identified the security guard victim as Eric Castro Rollon, 30, security guard agency member of Third Alert Security and Detective Services Incorporated

            Cast who personally went to Butuan City Police Station 3 and lodged a complaint claimed six armed men forcibly took away from him his issued Armscor Shotgun bearing serial number 1062619 with five live ammunitions late afternoon Saturday.

            The land property was formerly owned by the rich and landed Calo political clan of Butuan City. The Calo’s sold the land property to the Gokongwei Group at whooping P160-M where the Robinson’s Mall was proposed to be built.

            Robinson’s has been eyeing to build a Mall in this regional center of Caraga region long time ago.

            But separate study made showed lack of purchasing power of local consumers due to no availability of job opportunities hinder other malls to built one in this city. High taxes has also been the perennial problem of business establishments here.

            Gaisano Mall Butuan who built the first and only regular size mall in this city three years ago has been allegedly complaining that income from sales by their existing mall here in Butuan City can’t coped up huge with operational expenses of the mall.

They alleged that operational expenses like increasing cost of electricity, increasing water supply cost salaries of salesgirls and sales boys and other incurring expenses running a mall hindered the company to get a good ROI or Return of Investments.  (PNA/Ben Serrano)