Aug 222014

A security guard was gunned down in Makati City Friday afternoon, and police are turning to Twitter to help track down the perpetrator.

The Makati City police posted descriptions about the suspect on Twitter.

“(The perpetrator is) 5’4″ (tall), military look, wearing red bulcap, (has a) mole on left cheek,” the Makati Deputy Chief of Police for Administration said.

It also asked netizens Twitter to retweet the description.

Police identified the victim as Valentin Gabasa Balasa, a security guard who died from two gunshot wounds to the head.

“He was said to be buying a cigarette when fired upon,” it said.

The suspect was last seen walking on foot toward a fast-food outlet at Buendia.

“Suspect armed and dangerous. Kindly tweet us as soon as possible. Makati SWAT team and other personnel at location,” police said.

Citing initial information, the police said the shooting occurred along Pasong Tamo corner dela Rosa Street in Barangay Pio del Pilar.

A separate report by GMA News’ Ruth Cabal on “24 Oras” said the Makati police initiated dragnet operations against the gunman. Joel Locsin/NB, GMA News

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