No more hammers to be sold inside malls

You can no longer buy hammers inside shopping malls.

This after police and mall owners met on Monday and agreed that customers who will buy the tool will only be given a receipt, which they will have to use to claim the item outside mall premises.

The order comes following the Sunday night robbery in SM North EDSA.

Police said, based on CCTV footage, five to seven members of the so-called "Martilyo Gang" were part of the daring robbery.

President Aquino, along with Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima, Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas personally checked the situation in the Quezon City mall a few hours after the gang broke inside the department store and stole jewelry.

Police later met with mall owners and management to discuss security measures and the safety of shoppers, especially this holiday season.

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