Caps, sunglasses banned as Philippine malls fight crime
MANILA (AFP) - Police in the Philippine capital have banned the wearing of caps and sunglasses in shopping malls to stop criminals concealing their identity from security cameras.
The ban was imposed after a gang of hammer-wielding robbers looted a jewellery store at a popular suburban Manila shopping mall on December 15.
The suspects are believed to have used baseball caps to hide their identities.
“These criminal elements know about the presence of (closed circuit TVs) in commercial establishments like malls.