The Straits Times
Published on Jan 27, 2013

Robbers break into huge Philippine shopping mall, steal jewellery from shop


MANILA (AP) - Robbers broke into one of the world's largest shopping malls in the Philippines and fired shots to spark panic among shoppers and cover their escape after taking jewellery from a shop.

Police Senior Superintendent Florendo Quibuyen said no one was injured in the daring late Saturday robbery at the SM Megamall in a suburb of the capital, Manila. Investigators were trying to identify two of the robbers, whose faces were caught on security cameras.

Supt Quibuyen said the robbers used an iron wrench to shatter glass showcases and take the jewellery.

SM Megamall attracts between 500,000 to almost 1 million shoppers a day.