A security guard was killed while another was seriously injured when armed men staged a heist at a plant of popular roasted chicken chain Sr. Pedro in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, early Friday, police said.

Guard Richard Abao died in the hospital after the robbers shot him in the head, Misamis Oriental provincial police director Senior Supt. Graciano Mijares said.

Esperidion Balaod, another guard, was shot in the abdomen and is in critical condition, Mijares said.

The incident occurred around 3 a.m. at the chicken dressing plant of Anakciano Inc., which owns Sr. Pedro, in Brgy. Mohon.

Six robbers stormed the plant, shot the guards, took away P133,132 in cash, and fled towards an unknown direction, Mijares said. (John Roson)

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