MANILA, Philippines – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will investigate 33 security guards deployed at the Greenbelt 5 mall during the robbery last Oct. 18 after one of them was caught lying about his actions during the heist.
NCRPO chief Director Roberto Rosales said they will check whether any of the guards, who work for the Emirates Security Agency, conspired with the Alvin Flores robbery gang.
Retired general Edgar Aglipay, owner of the security agency, offered to subject his security guards to a lie detector test. Aglipay is a former Philippine National Police chief.
“Because of the inconsistent statements of security guards, I deemed it proper to place them under investigation and Gen. Aglipay agreed to cooperate fully in our effort to unmask the gang’s insider,” Rosales said.