According to the witnesses and people inside or outside the mall where the robbery hold up happened, armed men started firing inside the SM Megamall Deparment store near jewelry section that causes people to panic and create a commotion.
Robbery at jewelry counter SM Megamall. No casualties. @rapplerdotcom— SM Supermalls (@smsupermalls) January 26, 2013
As of this writing, pursuit operations already started against the suspects. Mandaluyong city police stated that, the suspects might have been blended with the crowd when they started going out in the mall.
Also stated by other witnesses, the armed men are wearing a some sort of costume (for cosplaying) that might helped them to conceal their weapon and hide their identity.
There are already words and reports going around that the armed men may have been members of the notorious hold up robbery group, Martilyo Gang. Police is still investigating and verifying the said report.
This is the second time where such kind of hold up or robbery incident happened in a major mall like SM Megamall. The 1st one, as far as we know, is the Rolex Luxury Watch Store hold up robbery incident that happened in Greenbelt last October 2009.
For more information, head over to the following news articles
Pamamaril sa loob ng SM Megamall, nagdulot ng tensyon via abs-cbnnews.com
Armed men cause tension in Mandaluyong mall; pursuit operations on via gmanetwork.com