Anthony Nicolas who owned and operated the “Hi Joe” Beach resort as well as a market stall and pension house which is known as “Matlag Farm house” in Sipalay City. Had finished his collection for the day and was on route home on a tricycle with his wife and helper when two gunmen waylaid them before opening fire. Anthony Nicolas received multiple bullet wounds to his head and various parts of his body and declared dead on arrival at Sipalay Infirmary.
Its believed the attackers motive was robbery as once they had fired the shots they then left with money believed to be the days takings from the various businesses.
Anthony Nicolas leaves behind three children and currently the only witnesses to the crime were the wife and helper who are currently unable to help with Police enquires due to being in shock.