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ABS-CBNNews.com reports that "a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera recorded the mauling and stabbing of a member of the US Mission to the Philippines by four men in Makati last Friday, November 24." The report explained: "The CCTV footage from the corner of Rockwell Drive and Kalayaan Avenue in Bel-Air, Makati City at around 4 a.m. Saturday shows the victim, George Anikow, walking home to Bel-Air Subdivision. He asked the guard how he could get in. The guard answered that the gate is always closed between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. A Volvo car then arrived with four men on board. The guard asked where they were going and checked their IDs."
The report added that since the men appeared to be belligerent, Anikow made the move to help out the security guard. According to the guard, he had told the four men: "You need to present your ID. The guard is asking for it." The report noted: "It drew the ire of the 4 men, who got off the vehicle. A confrontation then ensued and escalated into a mauling. Anikow managed to run nearly 10 meters, but the suspects caught up, continued the beating and stabbed him. The four men then walked away and threatened the guard not to take down the license plate number of their vehicle."
The report said: "However, the four men were not aware that security officers were already alerted. They set up a steel barrier at the corner of Rockwell Drive and Estrella to prevent the suspects from fleeing. Rockwell Security and police then cornered the 4 suspects identified as Juan Alfonso Abastillas, Crispin dela Paz, Galicano Datu III, and Osric Cabrera."
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