Alert security guards detailed at Robinsons Magnolia in Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City have repelled the assault of suspected "Donut Gang" members Wednesday afternoon.
Reports said the suspects were stealing away vehicle tires at the parking lot of the mall when duty guards spotted them.
At this point, the robbers fired at the security guards, prompting the latter to retaliate.
The suspects hurriedly boarded a green-colored Mitsubishi Adventure (XMX-544) and quickly escaped.
The vehicle was eventually recovered at N. Domingo and Valencia streets in Quezon City.