"At 7:14 PM this evening the Martilyo gang had stuck a jewelry counter at SM Store in MOA," SM said in a statement. "The police are already present in the area to conduct a thorough investigation. The mall is working closely with the PNP to resolve this."
The mall operation was back to normal two hours later after the incident was contained, it added.
In an interview with GMA News TV, Senior Superintendent Florencio Ortilla, Pasay City Police chief, said five men robbed the store. He added that the thieves exchanged fire with the policemen in the area. One of the suspects was arrested inside a restaurant, while the rest got away.
According to reports, a male mall employee got wounded from a gunshot. He was brought to a hospital for treatment.
Other details about the incident are currently being investigated.