Slain hotel executive’s kin raises reward for perpetrators’ arrest to P2M—police
MANILA, Philippines – The family of the hotel executive who was gunned down by unidentified men in 2010 has decided to raise the reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects from P300,000 to P2 million, with police releasing sketches of the suspects through the Computerized Facial Composite (CFC).
The money for the reward will come from Sergio Mazza’s twin brother Sandro, said Makati Police Senior Superintendent Froilan Bonifacio.
Based on the CFC, the first suspect is from 30 to 35 years old, 5’4” to 5’5”, 80 to 85 kilograms and at the time of the shooting was wearing dark blue t-shirt and denim pants.
The second suspect is 40 to 45 years old, 5’5” to 5’6”, 80 to 85 kilograms, medium built and was wearing white t-shirt and denim pants at the time the crime was committed.
The third is 45 to 48 years old, 80 to 85 kilograms, medium built, wearing dark blue jacket and denim pants.
Mazza, a German national, was gunned down in front of a bakery at the corner of Dela Rosa and Perea Streets in Legaspi Village, Makati City, last June 17, 2010. The victim, who was an executive for food and beverages at the Shangri-la Hotel in Makati, was reportedly on his way to work from his residence when the killing happened.
He quoted the driver of the taxi that was used as a getaway vehicle as saying that one of the suspects stopped his cab and picked up two others after a few blocks. The driver said he told his passengers that “there was someone gunned down” but the suspects answered with “don’t mind that”.
Bonifacio said they have created the Task Force Mazza headed by Chief Superintendent Arnie delos Santos. He added that they have conducted a series of conferences on the case, with 12 people filing their statements.
Investigation also showed that Mazza had multiple relationships with up to eight women, which police said may be a motive for the killing.
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