Knife-wielding men staged a heist in a garments store inside the Gaisano Country mall in Banilad area, Cebu City, early Friday, police said.

The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. while one of the store’s female attendants was about to open the establishment, Senior Supt. Melvin Buenafe, city police director said.

Two men held up the attendant at knife point and were able to get P13,000 pesos from her before escaping, Buenafe said in a text message.

The victim, who was shocked, reported the incident to a policeman outside around 10:30 a.m. already, he said.

Policemen in the area are still investigating the incident in coordination with the mall’s security employees. (John Roson)

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