MARCH 29 2012 16:29h
Daylight robbery at bank kills 1, wounds 6
Robinsons Land Corp. spokeswoman Roseann Coscolluela-Villegas said one of two security guards engaged in a shootout with the robbers died while being treated at a local hospital, ABS-CBN News reported.
Six people were injured, officials said.
The robbers took an undetermined amount of cash and fled on a motorcycle.
Police and mall officials said the thieves lobbed two grenades, one of which exploded in the mall. The second grenade's pin had been removed when police discovered it, Quezon City police district chief Mario dela Vega said.
Coscolluela-Villegas said the gunmen "forcibly entered the mall" and to rob Security Bank's roving tellers, who were delivering money.
"At least two armed men tried to rob the roving tellers of Security Bank in Quezon City," Robinsons said in a statement. "Police authorities responded to the alarm, which is part of the mall security setup, within 15 minutes."
Coscolluela-Villegas said the mall reopened after it was closed for several hours.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines, March 29 (UPI) -- Thieves committed a daytime bank robbery inside Robinsons Galleria Mall in Quezon City, Philippines, Thursday, killing a security guard, officials said.