I just received this Email from Rockin Dave:
Harry, Midnight Rock was robbed this evening by 4 armed gun men. More details to
follow as and when.
Four armed Filipinos ran into Midnight Rock at 12.30am. Just after the
audience had left the bar following Rockin Dave's show.
Fortunately, no one was killed. Rockin Dave and cashier held at gun point
on the office floor while the bar was ransacked.
Rockin Dave and security guard were both attacked and forced on the
ground after both being hit with pistols.
This is the second robbery in as many months.
I am writing this now with injuries to my face.
My personal feelings are that I didn't do much to stop the attack, and
feel totally inadequate under the circumstances. I had never even seen a
gun in real life until I came to P.I., let alone had one held to my head.
I just tried to comfort the cashier whilst we both had guns held to our
heads. I will give more details when I feel better and able to give this matter
I was able to talk to a witness who was playing pool at the time of the robbery. He just continued playing pool while the robbery was going on and the robbers ignored him. He said that he stayed to comfort Dave after the perps left the premises and that around 60,000 pesos was stolen. When the police finally showed up they entered the bar and pointed their guns at the witness thinking he was one of the thieves. Of course that was quickly corrected. No doubt this was well planned as Dave always has a good Thursday night and at closing time the exterior is dark as all the other bars next to him have already closed.
What a shame, first he is closed down by City Inspectors and went through a few tense days getting that sorted out, then a robbery and now a second robbery by gun totting Filipino dirtbags. I am so glad he or anyone else was not killed or seriously wounded.