Nine dead in RCBC Cabuyao bank robbery

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Nine people were killed and another critically injured when still unidentified suspects robbed the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch at Science Park in Cabuyao, Laguna Friday morning.

Seven of the casualties, who were found inside the bank, were identified as employees while another was a client. The ninth victim, a security guard on duty, was found outside. The fatalities were identified as Roberto Castro, bank manager; Ma. Theresa Umayam, teller; Olga Gonzales, new accounts teller; Benjamin Lidao, junior teller; Bernardo Lapaan, customer’s cashier; Noel Miranda, operational assistant; Juan Layva, janitor; Ferdinand Antonio, a client; and Aguilando Baltazar, security guard. All of them were shot in the head while two of them were seen near the vault. The crime is considered the bloodiest bank raid in the country’s history.

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