Driver who robbed Chinese woman identified


Posted at Jun 12 2014 04:19 PM | Updated as of Jun 13 2014 12:19 AM

MANILA -- Authorities have identified the taxi driver who robbed a Chinese woman and hit her with a wrench in Cubao Wednesday.

The suspect was identified as Simeon Abad, Jr. He is wanted for robbing Chen Jun, 44, a Chinese national who had just arrived in the Philippines.

According to Police Supt. Danilo Pecania, Abad was not the regular driver of the St. Anthony Taxi, with plate number UVZ 437.

Abad was supposed to bring the victim to a bus terminal in Cubao from the airport.

Chen Jun sustained head wounds after Abad hit her with a tire wrench. She was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Authorities are still looking for the suspect, who immediately escaped after the incident. -- report from Johnson Manabat, DZMM