QCPD tags 'viral' posts on robbery cases as hoax

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

October 6, 2023, 4:58 pm

<p>QCPD chief Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan <em>(File photo)</em></p>

QCPD chief Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan (File photo)

MANILA – The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Friday belied recent posts that went viral on social media regarding robbery incidents in several establishments in the city.

In a statement, QCPD chief Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan said an investigation showed that these also circulated in the previous years and that there was no evidence to show that these incidents actually occurred.

“The alleged robbery that happened at these establishments -- Namiya Izakaya, located at Sct. Tobias, Quezon City which was allegedly robbed with a total of PHP100,000 in cash, jewelry, and cellphones; next in Banawe Starbucks located at Brgy. Lourdes, Quezon City; and Shangri-La Chinese Seafood Cuisine located at No. 3 Times St., Brgy. West Triangle, with a total of PHP250,000 is not true and the seafood cuisine (restaurant) is now replaced by Peng Lai Restaurant,” Maranan added.

The QCPD chief urged the public to exercise caution and discern when encountering unverified information online.

“We call on the public to refrain from spreading fake news as this is punishable under our laws,” he added. (PNA)